I am trying to regularly get hunting notes on Illinois out on Tuesday. World Series coming or not, here is trying to stay on schedule.
Yesterday, I did the notes on archery deer harvest so far. Click here.
North-zone hunters find plenty of geese as crop harvest progresses (corn was 83 percent picked statewide by Sunday; soybeans, 76). The big day at Heidecke Lake was Friday with eight boats shooting 26 ducks, the weekend was much slower. Wolf Lake had a slow weekend (five geese, one mallard, nine other).
Opening weekend for central zone waterfowl was slow at Braidwood Lake: 38 ducks, five Canada geese, Saturday; 12, two, Sunday. Kenneth Jahnke reported “millions of woodys and teal’’ on the Illinois River around the fabled Bath area, but no mallards or geese.
BTW, I would love to talk with somebody who drew a bobcat permit.
I will run Buck of the Week as good nominations build. Send nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (email@example.com).
Shotgun turkey season ends Sunday.