Illinois hunting: Youth turkey results

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The harvests are up more than 15 percent this spring from last spring for the youth seasons for hunting spring turkey in Illinois.

Such as the one John Kalady, 15, (above left) shot with the help of Dave Kincaid in Winnebago County.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources communication director Chris Young emailed:

Illinois Youth Turkey Hunters harvested 901 wild turkeys this spring compared with 787 in 2014. Youth season dates were March 28-29 in the South Zone, and April 4-5 in the North Zone. Overall, 57 counties recorded increased harvest. Thirty counties were down and 13 remained the same. Attached is an Excel spreadsheet with Youth Turkey Season results from both zones.

North Zone Prelim Youth Turkey
County20142015
Adams2122
Boone37
Brown912
Bureau78
Calhoun1314
Carroll86
Cass1723
Champaign13
Christian25
Clark914
Coles30
Cumberland22
DeKalb02
DeWitt47
Douglas00
Edgar73
Ford21
Fulton2130
Greene915
Grundy42
Hancock1010
Henderson514
Henry26
Iroquois25
Jersey715
JoDaviess1722
Kane00
Kankakee23
Kendall01
Knox1213
Lake00
LaSalle63
Lee23
Livingston11
Logan04
Macon01
Macoupin1929
Marshall32
Mason611
McDonough511
McHenry63
McLean76
Menard410
Mercer1419
Montgomery1914
Morgan615
Moultrie12
Ogle1515
Peoria76
Piatt00
Pike2030
Putnam12
Rock Island23
Sangamon211
Schuyler1016
Scott32
Shelby46
Stark00
Stephenson1011
Tazewell74
Vermilion36
Warren43
Whiteside1011
Will11
Winnebago710
Woodford811
Total412547
South Zone Prelim Youth Turkey
County20142015
Alexander46
Bond78
Clay1014
Clinton94
Crawford33
Edwards98
Effingham86
Fayette1017
Franklin1611
Gallatin112
Hamilton2020
Hardin57
Jackson2011
Jasper56
Jefferson3120
Johnson913
Lawrence72
Madison173
Marion2719
Massac42
Monroe615
Perry1113
Pope67
Pulaski94
Randolph2721
Richland17
Saline119
St. Clair36
Union1625
Wabash33
Washington116
Wayne159
White1310
Williamson2127
Total375354


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