Opening day, Illinois dove hunting: Second update, probably last
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Here are some opening day harvest numbers for dove hunting at various public at sites near Chicago and some select Downstate sites.
Rain impacted the opener at a number of sites, which is partially why Day 2 totals (the even fields) were higher at Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA.
I think this is my final update, unless I get something notable in from Downstate.
Listed in order of doves per hunter.
Matthiessen SP: 795 doves, 95 hunters, 8.4 doves per hunter
Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA (Day 2, even fields): 1,062, 135, 7.9
JEPC (Day 1, odd fields): 831, 126, 6.6
Green River SWA: 811, 130, 6.2
Kankakee River SP: 132, 32, 4.1
Des Plaines SFWA: 279, 72, 3.9
Iroquois County SWA: 105, 54, 1.9;
Silver Springs SFWA: 178, 100, 1.8
Shabbona Lake SP: 40, 31, 1.3
Chain O’Lakes SP: 26, 19, 0.7
Marseilles SWA: No organized dove hunt