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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 10:11am - Jan 23,17 
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Just wondering for all duck hunters on here. I was curious is there public land I could hunt not needing a boat to duck hunt. Also how hard is it to get access on public land to duck/goose hunt. The reason I ask is I would like to try it but I am not too good at hunting any help you can comment or send private message. Thank you :thanks

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Post Posted: 05:26pm - Jan 23,17 
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I'm pretty sure you have to hunt from a boat. around here,

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Post Posted: 06:22am - Jan 24,17 
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There is a drawing in July to get a blind for most of the state spots. Bring some of your hunting buddies and you'll have a decent chance at drawing a blind. Then it's on you to fix it up.

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Post Posted: 07:06am - Jan 24,17 
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Short answer is, yes. The below link is has all of the information you'll need.

https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/wa ... ation.aspx

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Post Posted: 07:23am - Jan 24,17 
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Thank you for information. Can I ask you guys that hunt public land did you have a good year this year? Also I most likely would be hunting by myself do you think that would be a problem at most of these sites? :thanks

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Post Posted: 08:21am - Jan 24,17 
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If you follow the link I provided, those permits allow you to bring guests. With extra spots you can always offer the spots to people on forums to meet new hunters, and possibly learn a few tricks. That being said, I do not think you'd have a problem hunting a walk-in area by yourself.

Hunting public land is usually hit or miss seeing as your hunt location is predetermined. However, there are many hunters that do very well at state sites throughout the year. Like any other hunting opportunity, scouting/ having local knowledge is extremely beneifical.

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Post Posted: 08:33am - Jan 25,17 
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Looking at permits online anything close to Chicago like 1 and half to 2 hours away? I honestly would like to try open field hunting but not sure where to look.

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Post Posted: 09:12am - Jan 25,17 
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I believe Shabbona has open field hunting.

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Post Posted: 10:26am - Jan 25,17 
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Ok I will look into I honestly would like to try it out later this year if I can. How did your guys season go if you don't mind me asking.. :)

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