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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Illinois turkey numbers expected to climb with 2023 season fast approaching

The spring turkey seasons are just around the corner in Illinois and hunters are making final preparations to take a tom this year. (Stock photo)

After two years of decline, the Illinois turkey flock appears to be making a comeback.
The news comes just in time: the state’s spring season opens April 3 in the South Zone and April 10 in the North Zone. Biologists believe that the COVID-19 pandemic and increased hunting pressure that came with it was partially to blame for recent declines.

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