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Geese, geese everywhere

December 17, 2007 at 08:17 PM

Just in time to rescue duck hunters in the North and Central zones, Canada geese have moved into Illinois in big numbers.

And not just the northeastern counties, where hunting has been very good in recent weeks. There are reports of major migrations of honkers into the southern half of the state, as well. Birds have been showing up for the past day in Jersey and Williamson counties as well as around Horseshoe Lake. Folks down there must feel like it’s old home week, what with geese actually returning to southern Illinois.

Central Illinois has also seen its share of birds, with honkers moving into the Canton area in good numbers but also showing up elsewhere. Evergreen Lake reported more than 3,000 birds this week and feeding flocks have been seen far and wide over Elmwood, Farmington and elsewhere.

Along with the Canada geese are a fair number of cacklers and specklebellies. Goose hunters are reminded that they can shoot two specks per day this year thanks to a change in the offseason by the Department of Natural Resources.

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i have no problem with duck & goose hunters.————UNTILL I SEE GEESSE LAYING ALONG THE ROAD SIDE.12/25/2007———WIFE & I ARE DRIVING TO N-LAWS HOUSE . AND SPOT SEVERAL BODY,S ALONG THE ROAD SIDE. R WE AS HUNTERS TO LAZY TO CLEAN OUR KILL OR R WE THERE TO DO NOTHING MORE THAN TO JUST KILL.

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