Let the hunting seasons begin

Jeanette Gibson

It seems that we have blinked and it is already August. Squirrel season opened on August 1.

This hunting season runs through February 15, 2021. In counties that are open to gun deer hunting, squirrel season takes a break and is closed November 20-22, 20 to November 22 and from December 3 to 6. The daily limit for squirrels is 5, with 10 being the possession limit at any one time.

Believe it or not, the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations brochure for the 2020-2021 season is now available. Yes!

The last two years have been rough, with waiting until hunting season was almost over and relying on last year’s brochure for everything besides current sunrise/sunset calculations.

With all the closures due to the pandemic, having the regulations booklet available in AUGUST, it almost feels like Christmas came early, it was that exciting here at Gibson House.