November 1, 2017

Illinois Fall Shotgun Wild Turkey Season Harvest Totals 350 Birds

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 350 wild turkeys during the 2017 Fall Shotgun Turkey Season. The 2017 total compares with the statewide fall gun turkey harvest of 385 in 2016. The 2017 season dates were October 21-29.

Fall gun wild turkey hunting was open in 56 of Illinois’ 102 counties. The top counties for fall gun harvest in 2017 were Jo Daviess (46), Jefferson (23), Wayne (21), Williamson (21), Marion (16).

There were eight wild turkeys taken in Randolph County, 11 in Perry County and 14 in Jackson County.