Illinois Hunting News

Illinois May Lose Federal Funding
Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) are urging all Illinois members to contact their state legislators and ask them to support legislation restoring funding to dedicated conservation accounts.
Illinois JTF Makes Final Recommendations
The Joint Task Force on Deer Population Control (JTF) has made final recommendations on ways to manage the Illinois deer population, provide additional deer hunting opportunities, and reduce deer/vehicle accidents throughout the state.
Illinois Firearm Deer Season Numbers
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 105,595 deer during the seven-day firearm deer hunting season Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 4-7.
Illinois Firearm Deer Season Underway
The 2008 Illinois Firearm Deer Season, the state's most popular hunting season, began last week with hunters in the field Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23, followed by four days of hunting on Dec. 4-7.
Illinois DNR Offers Safety Refresher Online
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding hunters that spending a few minutes online before heading into the field could be the difference between life and death.
North Dakota Restricts Transport of Game Meat
The 2008 proclamation establishing guidelines for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into North Dakota is now in effect as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease into the state.
Illinois Deer Population Task Force Public Meetings
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the state's Joint Deer Population Control Task Force will conduct a series of public meetings to discuss and seek public comment on proposals for changes and improvements in deer management in the state.
Illinois Hunter Apprentice Program Expanded to Non-Residents
Governor Blagojevich signs bill expanding Illinois Apprentice Hunter License Program opportunities.
NSSF Asks Obama Where He Stands on Gun Ownership
Following the recent landmark Second Amendment ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, sent presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) a letter . . .
Illinois Turkey Hunters Had Successful Season
Hunters in Illinois bagged a preliminary statewide total of 15,792 wild turkeys during the 2008 Spring Turkey Season, the second-largest spring turkey harvest ever in the state.