Marc Miller's decision on season dates for waterfowl hunting in Illinois is expected to be announced today.
I gather he has already made his decision, it's just the announcement will come today.
If the IDNR director supports the political push for the earlier dates for the south zone over the later ones recommended by IDNR staff, then he better never trot out that sanctimonious stuff about wildlife professional again.
Or maybe he should.
More and more I think there are important social and political components to outdoor decisions and not all decisions on wildlife should be made strictly on the recommendations of wildlife professionals.
That term ``wildlife professional'' can be a very effective shield.