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 sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more
It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more