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Posted: 10/28/2009 2:32:29 PM EST
http://dnr.state.il.us/admin/pdf/season_dates.pdf

I think everyone here knows this, but its good to see it in writing.

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COYOTE HUNTING IN ILLINOIS

 Coyotes can be hunted 24 hours a
day from 1/2 hour before sunrise on
November 10 through 12 midnight on
February 15 and electronic calling devices
may be used at night as well during
this period. During the rest of the year
hunting hours for coyotes are 1/2 hour
before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

 Hunters need a hunting license and
habitat stamp unless exempt (Illinois
no longer has a "furbearer stamp").

 Coyotes may be hunted on private
property using dogs,
archery devices, any type
and caliber of handgun,
any type of legal rifle
including large
capacity semi-automatic rifles
, and
shotguns using any type of shell except
for slugs (note... there are exceptions
for slugs during the firearm
deer seasons when coyote hunting is
closed except to deer hunters with
unfilled firearm deer permits in their
possession). When hunting with a
shotgun, make sure that the magazine
has been fitted with a plug which
makes the shotgun incapable of firing
more than three consecutive shots.

Electronic calling devices are legal
for coyote hunting.

 It is legal to bait coyotes as long
as any wild game that is used was
legally taken (a road kill deer can be
used as bait without first reporting the
road kill).

 Illinois does not restrict the type of
sights or scopes that are used (including
laser sights and night vision
scopes
).

 Lights with any color of lense can be
used while hunting coyotes as long as
the lights are not used from any vehicle
or conveyance (including ATVs and
horses) and as long as the lights are
not connected to the vehicle or conveyance.

 Even though a coyote hunter can't be
charged if his dogs get away from
him and go onto property without the
landowner's permission, the coyote
hunter DOES NOT have the legal right
to follow the dogs onto the property
without landowner permission.

 Coyote hunters are required to keep
their guns unloaded and in a case while
in a vehicle or on a conveyance (including
but not limited to ATVs and
horseback) unless exempt by special
Department permit .

 Guns must remain unloaded until the
hunter is clear of the road as well as
the right of way alongside the road.

 Coyote hunters must wear 400 square
inches of solid blaze orange when
hunting in a county when there is any
firearm deer season in progress including
youth seasons, muzzle loaderonly,
late-winter, and CWD seasons.

 Before coyote hunting at public hunting
areas, check with the site office for site
specific regulations.





Link Posted: 10/28/2009 3:53:17 PM EST
Yea Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My wife will love to hear that especially since I just installed a laser on her AR....
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 4:16:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:00:46 PM EST
Hmmmmmmmm Time to plan another trip
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:26:26 PM EST
tttaaaggg
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:17:59 PM EST
Looks like its time to get a call and a nice flashlight.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:25:10 PM EST
I was thinking of going yote hunting. I'm going to start looking for where they are creating trouble.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 4:55:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By _Soggy_:
I was thinking of going yote hunting. I'm going to start looking for where they are creating trouble.

Yea, anybody know somebody with a lot of land that has a coyote problem?
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 5:56:23 AM EST
buggars are everywhere around here....going to work on sighting the AR in this weekend, charging my wheat lamps too now I just have to get a red lense for it and I'll be ready to go...
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 6:59:36 AM EST
So when are we going?
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 12:55:38 PM EST
You guys are acting like this changes something. I've been yote hunting with AR's for years.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 9:08:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
You guys are acting like this changes something. I've been yote hunting with AR's for years.


Well apparently you weren't killing enough of them cause they're still all over the place...




Link Posted: 10/30/2009 7:05:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By npd233:
Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
You guys are acting like this changes something. I've been yote hunting with AR's for years.


Well apparently you weren't killing enough of them cause they're still all over the place...






That's no shit
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 10:41:46 AM EST
I'll be getting out the call tonight and see if I can't get a few in range...anyone who wants to call and go tonight, give me a call.

Phone number is on my website.

Bob
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 5:14:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Miller_Custom_1911:
I'll be getting out the call tonight and see if I can't get a few in range...anyone who wants to call and go tonight, give me a call.

Phone number is on my website.

Bob


Damn, wish I was still back in IL. I'd give you a call.

Hey, did I ever send you my new address out here?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 6:02:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tango7:
HOLY SH*T!!! A HUNTING REGULATION THAT MAKES SENSE?

<faints>


Did you read the part where you can use your high capacity rifle, but your shotgun can only hold 3 rounds?

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:13:31 AM EST
Yup.
Only miscreant critter you can jacklight and not feel guilty about!

Not that anybody has ever complained but I am known to shoot them directly from the combine when the opportunity presents itself.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 1:40:29 PM EST
This is actually more strict than in previous years. Coyote was 24/7/365/unrestricted just a year or two ago, except during shotgun deer season. Then only deer hunters could shoot coyotes in substitue for their deer tags.

Careful where you decide to hunt. Some counties have restrictions on hunting with firearms at all. I have access ot a farm in Round Lake Park, and the PD Commander states it's OK per village rules, but Lake County restricts hunting/discharging firearms county wide. Same with Cook.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 2:01:16 PM EST
Yeah, it sucks to live in the northeast part of this state.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:31:32 AM EST
Nothing has changed here! Last change was several years back - added legal use of shotgun buckshot for furbearers.
RRA15
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:03:14 AM EST
Actually, yote hunting has been 24/7 from October through sometime in the spring for quite awhile. It's always been a year round season, just not 24hr year round season. Been that way since I started coyote hunting 7 years ago as far as I can remember.

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