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Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

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Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Late-winter deer season in Illinois seen as chance to boost ‘time spent’ in the woods

This year’s late-winter season in Illinois is Dec. 28-31 and Jan. 12-14, running concurrently with the CWD season in northern counties. (Stock photo)
More than 16% of Illinois deer hunters spend 25 days or more in the woods each season. But half the state’s hunters (49%) spend only between two and 10 days hunting. One assumption for why there are so many “short-timers” could be that many hunters participate only in the 7-day firearms season. But a report by the Illinois Natural History Survey throws shade at that notion.
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