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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Light Goose Conservation Order: How did this opportunity for hunters come to be, and is it working?

Overabundant light geese gather in large flocks each winter and spring in Illinois farm fields and along the Illinois River, including the Emiquon Preserve. (Photos courtesy of Bill Key)

Where did all these things come from? This is a common phrase uttered when people view a concentration of snow geese in Illinois during migration.
Another common expression is: “I don’t remember these things being around here when I was a kid.” That’s because they weren’t. The continental population and range have shifted substantially in the last 40 years.

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