Illinois Bird Hunting
2018-19 DATES CURRENTLY NOT PUBLISHED
Seasons Span October 21 –
January 15, 2018
State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.
The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.
I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more