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Friday, December 2, 2016

Controlled Pheasant Hunting Hunter Quota Increased at Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA

Sign me up... The Daily hunter quatas will be increased for the Controlled Pheasant Hunting areas.  Here is a map of Jim Edgar Panther Creek if this opportunity interests you.

Controlled Pheasant Hunting Hunter Quota Increased at Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Daily hunter quotas have been increased on the Controlled Pheasant Hunting Unit at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass Co. beginning Dec. 7 and extending to the close of the hunting season on Jan. 15.

Hunters are encouraged to use the online Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation System to secure permits. Reserved Permits ensure hunters will have the opportunity to hunt, and ensure that the number of pheasants released is appropriate for the number of hunters participating each day. Standby permits are also available at the site hunter check station for each hunt date through Dec. 31, although standby hunting opportunities are limited. After Dec. 31, standby permits will not be available for the remaining hunt dates at Jim Edgar Panther Creek.

To access the on-line reservation system:

  • Then click on "Upland Game"
  • Then under the heading “Licenses and Permits” click on “Controlled Pheasant Hunting Areas and Permit”
Hunters are reminded that the daily permit fee for controlled pheasant hunting is $30 for resident hunters and $35 for nonresident hunters each hunt date. The daily permit fee applies to each hunter. Hunters are further reminded that young hunters 17 and under hunt for free on Sat., Dec. 31 when accompanied by a paid adult hunter. Each young hunter must be accompanied by an adult hunter. Hunters should use the “Youth Opportunity Dates Only” application on the Controlled Pheasant Hunting website to bring a young hunter for free on Dec. 31.

For complete details, access the controlled pheasant hunting website at www.dnr.illinois.gov


Monday, November 28, 2016

Archery Deer Numbers To Date

Archery Deer Numbers To Date


Archery Deer Numbers are out and there are no big suprises. Numbers are still down from this time last year. It will be interesting to see the numbers for second shotgun season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Shotgun Deer Harvest Numbers Down After First Season

Shotgun Deer Harvest Numbers Down After First Season


With the first real cold snap and that rut in full swing it's hard to believe that the 2016 Shotgun Deer Harvest Numbers are Down After the First Season. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources informed hunters that the November 18th - 20th shotgun season harvested a total of 54,452. Compare that to the 57,870 shot during the first season last year.  To make it easy on you that's a difference of 3,418.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Registration Open for Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt

Have a youngster that loves to waterfowl hunt?  The IDNR has an opportunity for them then.  Below is a press released about an opportunity for an Illinois Youth Goose Hunt.  Best of luck for all those that participate.

Registration Open for Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt


Annual Hunt is January 15-16

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Youth interested in participating in the annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), can register now for the hunt, which is scheduled for January 15-16, 2017.

To register for a drawing to participate in the hunt, youth hunters must phone in to the IDNR at 217-785-8060 by theregistration deadline of Friday, December 30, 2018. The youth goose hunt will be held at private waterfowl hunting clubs in the Canton area in Fulton Co.

A lottery drawing involving all youth who phone in to register will be conducted on January 3, 2017, and youth hunters selected will be notified by mail. First-time applicants will be given a priority over previous participants in the drawing.

The hunt is open to youngsters ages 10-15 at the time of the hunt. All applicants must possess a valid Illinois hunting or sportsman's license, have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration number, and have a 20 gauge or larger shotgun. Youth hunt participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must possess a valid firearm owner's identification (FOID) card.

To register for the hunt or for more information, call 217-785-8060.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Illinois Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Expos 2017

Illinois Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Expos 2017


Expo season is right around the corner and we will be attending many of the expos around the State of Illinois. 


If you know of an outdoor show in your area, let us know about it! Capitol Outdoors is available to speak at your event!



Let’s Go Fishing Show
Collinsville, Illinois
Jan. 6-8th 2017



-Chicago Muskie Expo
Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 6-8th 2017


Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show
Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 11-15th 2017


All-Canada Show
St. Charles, Illinois
Jan. 12-15th 2017


Chicago Outdoor Sports Show
Rosemont, Illinois
Jan. 19-22nd 2017


-Chicagoland Gunshow
Rosemont, Illinois
Jan, 19-22nd 2017

-Illinois Fish & Feather Expo
Bloomington, Illinois
Jan. 27-29th 2017


-Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo
Schaumburg, Illinois
Jan. 26-29th  2017


-Tinley Park Fishing Big Show 
Tinley Park,Illinois
Feb. 11-12th 2017


-Rockford Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show
Rockford, Illinois
Feb. 17-19th 2017


-Central Illinois Outdoor Expo
Arthur, Illinois
February 10-11th 2017

The QCCA Expo Center Outdoor Show
Rock Island
, Illinois
Feb. 16-19th 2017

-Pheasant Fest (National)
Minneapolis
Feb 17-19th 2017

-Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb. 23-26th 2017

-Elmwood All Outdoors Show
Elmwood High School
March 4-5th 2017


-Ducks Unlimited National Convention
May 31 - June 4th 2017
San Antonio, Texas


-Spring Valley Outdoors Expo
Spring Valley, IL
TBD


-Midwest Hunt Fest
Wichita, Kansas
TBD


-ICAST 2017
Orlando, Florida
July 11-14th 2017


-Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo
Peoria, Illinois
July 28 - 30th 2017


-Northern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days 
Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville Illinois
TBD


-Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days 
Carterville, Illinois
TBD


More shows and dates will be added as they become available. 


Email us if you would like something on this list. 


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hunting and Fishing Black Friday Ads 2016

Outdoor Black Friday Ads 2016


Who doesn't like a good deal, right? Whether you are out this Black Friday shopping for deals or in the blind hunting for ducks, we have gathered some ads for you to look at.

Many people shop on Black Friday for Christmas gifts, however a better idea is to look for deals to replenish your supplies.  Stock up on that hunting and fishing gear so that you don't feel it in the wallet when that time comes.

And as always when you are out shopping this Christmas Season remember those that are less fortunate.

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