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Illinois Bird Hunting

Seasons Span November 5 –
 January 15, 2017

Illinois Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$12.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$57.75
5-Day $35.75 

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Illinois Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

North November 5 -January 8, 2017
South November 8 -January 15, 2017

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Illinois Bobwhite Quail Season

North November 5 -January 8, 2017
South November 8 -January 15, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 20 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Illinois Hungarian Partridge Season

North November 5 -January 8, 2017
South November 8 -January 15, 2017

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Woodcock

Illinois Woodcock Season

October 15 – November 28, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch