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Dedicated core of squirrel hunters greeted with ideal conditions for Illinois opener

An Illinois fox squirrel lounges on a late summer morning. The state’s squirrel season opened Aug. 1. (Photo courtesy of Bill Key)

As squirrel hunting openers go, the surprise this year was the lack of discomfort Lance Poole felt as he plopped his behind on a moss-covered stump in the bottoms of Monroe County, Ill., on Aug. 1.
It took exactly 11 minutes of sitting perfectly still before Poole heard some rapid rustling in a treetop not 30 yards to his east. His reaction: Identify. Point. Aim. Bang.

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