Openings remain for youth goose hunt
December 02, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Prairie State Outdoors
Young hunters can register for the 14th annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt, to be held Dec. 26-27 at private waterfowl hunting clubs in Peoria, Fulton and Knox counties.
Plenty of space remains for this Illinois Department of Natural Resources-sponsored hunt.
Hunters must call 785-8060 to register.
The registration deadline is Dec. 6.
If more hunters register than there are spots available, a drawing will be conducted Dec. 9.
First-time applicants will be given a priority over previous participants.
The hunt is open to youngsters ages 10-15 at the time of the hunt.
All applicants must have successfully completed a hunter safety education course, possess a valid Illinois hunting or sportsman’s license, have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration number, and have a 20-gauge or larger shotgun.
A parent or guardian who has a valid FOID card must accompany each young hunter.