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Alligator gar being reintroduced to Illinois waters

Illinois officials have launched a management plan for the reintroduction of a species of primitive fish, but they’re also cautioning that it could take years before the effort makes any headway.

The Department of Natural Resources Division of Fisheries also took the opportunity last week to reiterate that alligator gar, determined to be extirpated, or extinct, from state freshwater bodies of water since the early 1990s, weren’t being reintroduced to combat an invading Asian carp population, despite national stories to the contrary…

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