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Old 06-11-2006, 10:21 PM
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i am going to visit my sister in law in nov. i wanted to know if any one knew where i could hunt in or around rockford illinois. it seems like there is no state land. can you hunt in the preserves?
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:49 AM
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Probably not . Check with DNR website they have info on public land, if you're from out of stste there's a lottery for archery tags
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:38 AM
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There's a few pieces of state land that are within an hour or so drive of Rockford, but you'll have to check the DNR's website for special regulations or tag requirements. Apple River Canyon and Castle Rock are two that come to mind that aren't too far from Rockford.

If you're from out of state the first thing you need to be worried about is getting a tag, then find a place to hunt.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:58 PM
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ORIGINAL: bowslinger256

can you hunt in the preserves?
No, there is no hunting in the Illinois Forest Preserves.

I also agree with HNIJustin, first figure out getting a tag then worry about a place to hunt. I believe out of state doe only tags are easier to come by than buck tags.....and alot cheaper!
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