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Illinois Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 21 –
 January 15, 2018

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 4 -January 8, 2018
South November 4 -January 15, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Illinois Bobwhite Quail Season

North November 4 -January 8, 2018
South November 4 -January 15, 2018

Limits: 8 per day, 20 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Illinois Hungarian Partridge Season

North November 4 -January 8, 2018
South November 4 -January 15, 2018

 Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Woodcock

Illinois Woodcock Season

October 21 – December 4 , 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

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

Brian Koch
Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more

Brian Koch