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Illinois hunting regulations

September 16, 2007 at 01:00 AM

 COMMON SNIPE
Days

Sept. 8-Dec. 23

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limit

eight daily, 16 possession

CROW

Days

Oct. 28-Feb. 28

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limit

None

DEER

Days

Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 17

(closed Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in 98 counties with firearm season)

Firearms: Nov. 16-18, Nov. 29-Dec. 2

(handgun, shotgun and muzzleloader)

Muzzleloaders only: Dec. 7-9

Antlerless only: Jan. 18-20

(handgun, muzzleloader and shotgun)

Youth firearm deer hunt: Oct. 6-7

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset for all seasons

Limit

One per permit.

DOVES

Days

Sept. 1-Oct. 21, Nov. 3-11

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limit

15 daily, 30 in possession

DUCKS, COOTS

and MERGANSERS

Days

North: Oct. 20-Dec. 18

Central: Oct. 27-Dec. 25

South: Nov. 22-Jan. 20 ¶

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: North — Oct. 13-14

Central — Oct. 20-21

South — Nov. 10-11

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Limit

DUCKS: 6 daily, 12 in possession. Daily bag may include no more than four mallards (two hens), two scaup, two wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, one pintail and two canvasbacks.

COOTS: 15 daily, 30 in possession.

MERGANSERS: 5. Only one may be hooded.

FURBEARERS

Days

Raccoon, Opossum:

North — Nov. 5-Feb. 10

South — Nov. 10-Feb. 15

Red, Gray Fox: Nov. 10-Jan. 31

Coyote, striped skunk: Year-round

All seasons closed during firearm deer seasons.

Limits

No bag limits.

GEESE

Days

CANADA GEESE:

North — Oct. 20-Jan. 12

Central — Oct. 27-Nov. 8, Nov. 21-Jan. 31

South — Nov. 22-25, Dec. 1-Jan. 31

SNOW, BLUE, ROSS GEESE:

North — Oct. 20-Jan. 12, (conservation order season) Jan. 13-March 31

Central — Oct. 27-Jan. 31, (conservation order season) Feb. 1-March 31

South — Nov. 22-Jan. 31, (conservation order season) Feb. 1-March 31

WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, BRANTS:

North — Nov. 2-Jan. 12

Central — Nov. 21-Jan. 31

South — Nov. 22-Jan. 31

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except in Alexander, Jackson, Union and Williamson counties, where hours are one-half hour before sunrise to 3 p.m., except Jan. 29-31, when hunting is allowed until sunset.

Limits

Canada geese: 2 daily, 4 in possession.

Snow, Blue, Ross GEESE: 20 daily, unlimited possession, except during conservation order season when there are no daily limits.

White-fronted GEESE: 2 daily, 4 in possession

BrantS: 1 daily, 2 in possession

HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE

Days

North: Nov. 3-Jan. 8

South: Nov. 3-Jan. 15

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits

2 daily, 6 in possession

PHEASANTS

Days

North: Nov. 3-Jan. 8

South: Nov. 3-Jan. 15

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits

2 daily, 6 in possession

QUAIL

Days

North: Nov. 3-Jan. 8

South: Nov. 3-Jan. 15

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits

8 daily, 20 in possession

RABBITS

Days

North: Nov. 3-Jan. 8

South: Nov. 3-Jan. 22

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits

4 daily, 10 in possession

RAIL (Sora and Virginia only)

Days

Sept. 8-Nov. 16

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limit

25 daily and possession¶

SQUIRRELS

Days

Aug. 1-Feb. 15

Closed during firearm deer season in the 98 counties open.

Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Limits

5 daily, 10 in possession

TEAL

Days

Sept. 8-23

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limits

4 daily (blue-wing or green-wing teal),

8 in possession

TURKEY

Days

Archery: Oct. 1-Nov. 15, Nov. 19-28, Dec. 3-Jan. 17

Shotgun: Oct. 20-28

Hours

ARCHERY: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

SHOTGUN: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset for shotgun

Limits

1 bird per permit, maximum of 2

WOODCOCK

Days

Oct. 20-Dec. 3

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Limit

3 daily, 6 in possession

Trapping

RACCOON, OPOSSUM, SKUNK, WEASEL, MINK, MUSKRAT, FOX (RED, GRAY), COYOTE, BADGER:

North— Nov. 5-Jan. 20

South — Nov. 10-Jan. 25

BEAVER:

North — Nov. 5-March 31

South — Nov. 10-March 31

WOODCHUCK (GROUNDHOG):

June 1-Sept. 30¶

Trapping hours unrestricted, except opening days start at sunrise and closing days end at sunset. No limits except for badger, which is limited to 2 per season in north and 1 per season in south.

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hi.can you please tell me what hunting zone illinois horseshoe lake is in? it looks central or southern.thanks,rich.

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