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Nov 1, 2019
  • Recreation
Prepare to Hunt Waterfowl
By Eric Bumgarner

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned hunter the word “prepare” could not be more meaningful than in the sport of waterfowl hunting. The author offers helpful tips when preparing to hunt waterfowl this season.

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Nov 1, 2019
  • Recreation
Hunting Pheasants in Illinois
By Nancy Donaldson

Upland bird hunting in Illinois is a long-standing tradition. From state managed game lands to privately owned hunting preserves, anyone from novice to advanced hunter can experience the thrill of watching a bird launch into the air and test your wingshooting skills.

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Nov 1, 2019
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
2019–2020 Waterfowl Hunting Overview and Outlook
By Dan Holm, Randy Smith

Gearing-up for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season? Check out the insights gathered on habitat and populations of Canada, snow, and white-fronted geese along with ducks by IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources Waterfowl Project Manager Dan Holm and IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources Wetland Wildlife Program Manager Randy Smith.

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Nov 1, 2019
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
2019–2020 Furbearer Forecast
By Stan McTaggart

What can hunters and trappers expect during this year’s furbearer seasons? Read further to learn about population estimates for raccoons, coyotes, mink, muskrats, beavers, river otters, opossums, striped skunks and bobcats.

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Nov 1, 2019
  • Recreation
Preparing for the Deer Hunt
By Eric Bumgarner

Regardless of your experience, the off season should be occupied by securing permission to hunt a specific location, scouting for deer, choosing the right stand location, acquiring the necessary equipment and erecting your stand properly so it will provide you a safe and enjoyable hunt. Read more to learn tips that help deer hunting season go smoothly.

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A message from Director Chris Young

Welcome to the November 1, 2019 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources.

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