Posts tagged "Hunting in Illinois"

Getting out for some geese

Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show and I got out to hunt up some geese. Snow had covered the ground so blending in was with white camo, butcher coats and some pretty nutty stocking caps.  The action was not fast and furious, but we did have fun for an afternoon hunt.  Below... Read more »

IDNR Extends Pheasant Hunting Season and Increases Hunter Quota

This just came in from the IL DNR.  Looks like we can get out pheasant hunting some more. IDNR Extends Pheasant Hunting Season and Increases Hunter Quota SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that the controlled pheasant hunting season has been extended at the Iroquois County Conservation Area and... Read more »

68,037 Illinois Deer harvested during opening weekend

The preliminary numbers are in from the IL DNR…. “Hunters in Illinois Take Preliminary Total of Firearm deer season resumes Dec. 2-5 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 68,037 deer during the opening weekend of the 2010 Illinois firearm deer season,... Read more »
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Newsbits for November

From the IL DNR…. Highlighting IDNR programs and events for the month of November Hunting in Illinois:  To get started with information on Illinois hunting seasons, go to the “Getting Started” page on the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/GettingStarted.aspx Archery Permits:  Deer and turkey hunters are reminded that 2010 Illinois archery deer hunting permits (combination archery... Read more »

Hunting Season Schedule Announced for Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area

This came in from the IL DNR regaring the hunting seasons at Marseilles…. Marseilles, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today announced the schedule for the 2010-11 hunting seasons at the Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area (SFWA), located in LaSalle County.  The Marseilles SFWA is a 2,500-acre facility used jointly by the... Read more »

Groundhog Day in Will County

Woodchuck season is open. I received some photos from Dan Stefanich of Wilmington who wanted to share a few photos of a groundhog that he got on his farm.  Guess this guy was getting to be a bit of a nuisance, tearing up some of the grounds around his home.    Illinois has a groundhog... Read more »
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Hunters in Illinois reminded to sign up for Safety Education Courses

From the Illinois DNR…. Sign Up Now Before Fall Hunting Seasons Begin SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters are encouraged to sign up this summer for a free Illinois Hunter Safety Education Course coordinated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), or take one of the web-based hunter safety study course/field day options that are available... Read more »

Turkey harvest is up for 2010 Youth Hunt

Ken Ingo of Poorman’s Guide Service with two young clients who got their turkeys. Photo courtesy of www.PoormansGuideService.net. I just received the numbers and analysis provided by Illinois DNR Turkey Program Manager Paul Shelton.   Here is his report… Youth Turkey Hunt:  The 2010 Illinois Spring Youth Wild Turkey Season closed with a preliminary harvest total of... Read more »