Illinois youth turkey harvest up

SHARE Illinois youth turkey harvest up

As might be expected with a beautiful weekend, young hunters in Illinois bagged many more turkeys in the youth spring turkey season in the north zone than in 2007.

Forest wildlife program manager Paul Shelton reported youth hunters reported 391 turkeys in the north, compared to 280 last year, on April 5-6.

The top six counties were Fulton (38), Calhoun (26), Jo Daviess (20), Pike (19) and Adams and Macoupin (tied, 17).

Wednesday’s outdoors column will carry three tales of young hunters in the north.

Shelton said the youth hunt in the south zone on March 29-30 was down (244) from 2007 (295). The top five southern counties were Randolph (19), Jefferson (18), Wayne (18), Johnson (15), Williamson (15).

The Latest
Police identified the shooting suspect as Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, a 22-year-old who remained on the loose for more than eight hours after the attack in the affluent suburb’s downtown area.
When government refuses to act, it betrays the ideals we celebrate on the Fourth.
The strike also is delaying road resurfacing around Chicago and projects including the Interstate 55 and Weber Road interchange and the Interstate 80 bridge in Joliet.
Home runs and sacrifice bunts are down. So are strikeouts, but that is almost entirely because of the National League using the DH.
Flanked by a T-shirt in his stall that read “Stars & Stripes & Reproductive Rights,” Hendriks has spoken passionately in support of the LGBTQ community and came out strongly against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.