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IDNR creates a “Restricted Archery Zone”
Posted: 26 August 2018 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/adrules/Pages/Proposed.aspx

IDNR…...Administrative Rules (Proposed)

creates a “Restricted Archery Zone” in several counties in which hunters may only take antlered-deer during the period of October 1-15.

“The Illinois Restricted Archery Zone shall consist of Champaign, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties. During the period October 1 – October 15, only antlered deer may be harvested in the Restricted Archery Zone, regardless of permits in possession. An antlered deer is defined as a deer having at least one antler of a length of 3 or more inches. All restrictions listed in subsection (a) also apply in the Restricted Archery Zone.”

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Posted: 03 September 2018 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Please tell me what the difference is between a dead doe on October 1st, and a dead doe on October 16th ??  Besides the 15 days !!  What am I missing here ?? Are they doing things just to say they are doing something, or what is the reasoning behind this ?? To me this just puts more of a burden upon the sportsmen/women of our state, just another hoop to jump around in, with no real help for the resource. If you want a limit doe harvest within a county, then just limit the number of doe permits for that county, but not this BS. I guess it still allows the DNR to sell the permits, but limit the use of the permit you just purchased, that is horse crap. The DNR doesn’t want to give up the permit revenue, so their best idea is to limit the hunter, brilliant.

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Posted: 04 September 2018 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The same restrictions were placed in many of these same counties during the early 2000’s to reduce doe harvest by archers, without impacting their opportunity to hunt.  It worked then and there is no reason to believe that it won’t work now.  Tom

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Posted: 05 September 2018 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Just look at the numbers when it was in place before when the deer numbers were greater then now.  The same amount of deer were being harvested.  It didn’t matter when you could take one it either october 1st or january 1st.  Hunters are going to harvest the same amount of deer.  The logical solution would be to limit permits!  Oh wait then they would loose part of their CASH COW of endless permits.  I would rather have less does shot later in the year after they have been bred then earlier.  Tom wouldn’t that make more sense.  It’s funny after all those years of what the DNR called their herd management it went right back to no management when they lifted the restrictions.  They are just trying to make it look like they care!!!!  NOT

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Posted: 06 September 2018 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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DozRdeer2 - 04 September 2018 12:48 PM

The same restrictions were placed in many of these same counties during the early 2000’s to reduce doe harvest by archers, without impacting their opportunity to hunt.  It worked then and there is no reason to believe that it won’t work now.  Tom

 

LMAO, so if the goal is to limit the harvest of doe’s, then just limit the number of doe permits. That would not impact their opportunity either, because they could still harvest a buck, so I call BS on them looking for way not to impact opportunity. They want to still sell the permits at a unlimited level, but restrict the hunt. Piss poor way to manage a species, when it especially comes at the expense of those that are purchasing the permits. The DNR is managing revenue here, not the species. Lets get back to doing what is right for our resources, and if it affects revenue is some degree, then so be it. Time to get back to sound scientific wildlife managment practices,  because our wildlife depends upon it.


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Posted: 21 September 2018 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It’s official, the change will be effective October 1, 2018.  Tom
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/news/Pages/IDNR-Prohibiting-Archery-Harvest-of-Antlerless-Deer-Oct.-1-15-in-Five-East-Central-Illinois-Counties.aspx

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