Illinois and Waterfowl

Title Issue

Duck hunters warned about baiting - intentional or not - during drought conditions

September 2012
September goose hunting on upward swing

September goose hunting on upward swing

Ups and downs associated with Illinois’ September goose season took a sharp turn toward the positive last year, data provided by the Illinois Natural History Survey suggests

August 2012
Waterfowl hunters seeing good reason for countdown to season

Waterfowl hunters seeing good reason for countdown to season

To listen to fall flight forecasters, one may expect to find mallards and pintails sitting in blinds when the state’s duck hunters show up this fall.

July 2012
A quack fact: Duck count at record levels

A quack fact: Duck count at record levels

In a state where good news has been nearly as scarce as rain this summer, the “duck factory” up north has provided Illinois waterfowl hunters with a surprise shower of hope.

July 2012

In fact, there will be a drawing for public waterfowl sites

July 2012
Illinois DNR retirements include top waterfowl biologist

Illinois DNR retirements include top waterfowl biologist

More than anyone else, Ray Marshalla knew that adding a fourth duck hunting zone last fall would bring both cheers and jeers from the state’s passionate hunters.

June 2012
State’s hunters shot more ducks than predicted

State’s hunters shot more ducks than predicted

For all the angst and hand-wringing, duck hunters in the state had a pretty good season, according to a DNR report.

March 2012
IL: ‘Historic’ season opens with new duck zone

IL: ‘Historic’ season opens with new duck zone

December 2011
Gonna Get My Duck On, Texas Style!

Gonna Get My Duck On, Texas Style!

October 2011

Get your duck on: Youth Waterfowl Hunt sites, dates released

September 2011