IL Hunters Welcoming Cold Weather after Firearm Deer Season Totals come in

IL Hunters Welcoming Cold Weather after Firearm Deer Season Totals come in

The water fowl hunters of Illinois are welcoming this recent cold stretch. Water fowl hunting is best when it is cold out and with temperatures expected in the 20s and 30s in the coming weeks, DNR Sargent John Williamson says hunters are probably going to be getting out this weekend.

Water fowl season runs until January 31st for most of Illinois.

The preliminary figures are in for firearm deer season and it looks like it was a good season says Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Ed Cross.

Cross says they’re pleased with the 2017 numbers despite the weather.

Cross says your next opportunity for deer hunting is this weekend for the muzzleloader-only season. Visit dnr.illinois.gov for all the details.