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  • Safety During Spring Turkey Hunting Season

    Spring turkey hunting season will begin on Monday, April 16, 2018 and continue through Thursday, May 17, 2018.

    Hunters will be on the west side of Highway 53 on odd numbered days and on the east side of Highway 53 on even numbered days. Turkey hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 1 p.m. daily.

    Non-hunters are encouraged to stay safe- stay alert, wear bright clothing and stay on the trails: Hunters must stay 150 yards away from the trails.

    In accordance with state regulations, 40 turkey hunters are issued permits each year. Turkey hunting permits are provided through a lottery system. Hunters would need to have already applied for turkey permits through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.