Illinois hunting and fishing

The deadline to register for the lottery drawing is Friday, Dec. 9. Photo by Chris Young.

Reminder: Youth goose hunt applications due soon

November 28, 2011 at 03:36 PM

Young goose hunters. ages 10 to 15, have until Dec. 9 to register for the annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt.

This year’s hunt dates will be Dec. 26 - 27.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and held at private waterfowl clubs in Peoria, Fulton and Know counties.

To register for the lottery drawing, call (217) 785-8060. First-time applicants are given priority.

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.

Youth hunt participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must possess a valid FOID card.