So the mission of this new section to our blog is to help our fellow hunters find information on public opportunities for hunting.
I have been hunting in Illinois my whole life and can tell you that our state laws and our IDNR (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) website is not always user friendly. I have spent countless hours researching, reading blogs, forums, and other random articles to find more information on hunting areas.
I really think there is a lack of information out there on public land hunting for a few reasons:
1. People just don’t want to give up “their hunting spot”.
2. Information on hunting land and areas is mainly spread by word of mouth and by knowing people in the hunting community.
3. Finding time to go scout these areas is difficult in today’s busy world.
So, as for this section of the blog, I am going to give you my take on how I handle duck season in Illinois. Hunting public land in Illinois is difficult at best. Every area brings new challenges including; boats, long walks, and drawings. I am going to try to provide you with more detailed and specific information. I will be sharing open to the public hunting areas and spots, posting maps, sharing tips and tricks specific to these areas, and giving reviews on public hunting land all throughout Illinois.
Overall, I do have some private ground that I am able to fill in some of my hunting with (I can share tips on how to secure private land, as well, if you all are interested), but I mainly hunt public land and sharing whatever I can with you all.