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Illinois hunting: Dove opener, some public sites (final update)

Here are the opening day numbers for dove hunting at public sites in northeastern Illinois on Sunday.

I listed them in order of success rate.

DES PLAINES CA: 83 hunters, 856 doves, 10.3 doves dph

MATTHEISSEN SP: 111, 1024, 9.2

IROQUOIS COUNTY SFWA: 64, 581, 9.1 (another 115 doves shot by non-draw hunters)

SILVER SPRINGS SFWA: 131, 867, 6.6 (record number of standby)

KANKAKEE RIVER SP: 42, 219, 5.2

CHAIN O’LAKES SP: 23, 14, 0.6

SHABBONA LAKE SP: 60, 34, 0.6

MAZONIA NORTH SFWA: 14 doves

MARSEILLES SFWA: 3 doves