Pheasant hunting at Jim Edgar expanded
For the second consecutive season, DNR is expanding quotas for the controlled pheasant hunting program at specific sites. On Thursday, the agency announced that the daily hunter quotas will be bumped at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass County beginning Dec. 5 through Jan. 13. Additional pheasants will be released at the site as a result of the hunter quota increase, a DNR release stated.
Hunters who want to take advantage of the opportunity should visit www.dnr.illinois.gov to secure permits. Reserved permits ensure hunters will have the opportunity to hunt. Standby permits are also available for each hunt date, although standby hunting opportunities are limited.