OUTDOORS COLUMN: Pheasant sites set to open up – Danville Commercial News
Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 Illinois Department of Natural Resources sites during the 2020-21 hunting season. Dates and permit reservation information are now available online.
Sixteen of the sites are operated by the IDNR, while two sites continue to be operated in a public/private partnership arrangement between the IDNR and concessionaire T. Miller, Inc.
“Controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois is a great way for adult hunters, and especially for young hunters, to enjoy an upland hunting experience,” said IDNR Director Colleen Callahan. “Hunters can make plans now for some good pheasant hunting opportunities.”
The online permit reservation system for IDNR-operated controlled hunting sites opened Aug. 3, and permit information, season dates, and other information are now available. Detailed information and permit reservations also are available now for the two sites operated by T. Miller, Inc. Hunters should always review the application instructions, season information and regulations that can be