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Old 03-21-2017, 07:52 PM
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Title pretty much says it all. I'm looking at a new place for 2017 Illinois muzzleloader season. It's a strip of timber with a river. I'll have maybe 100-130 yards width from the county road to the river to hunt. It's a pretty good deer trail that follows through there. Does anyone know how far off the road you need to be to hunt? I'd like to set up a pop up ground blind but I'd like to make sure I'm off the road far enough to be legal.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:02 PM
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This should answer your questions.
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting...TrapDigest.pdf
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:13 PM
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there's also a rule from distance from a residence I believe.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:10 PM
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Or call the dnr warden in your area.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:56 PM
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According to the regulation on pages 10-11 of the book as long as you are outside the highway right-of-way you are legal to hunt and it also says you must be no closer than 300 yards form a dwelling unless you are hunting with a bow or shotgun with shot shells.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:32 AM
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There is no established distance from roads. Just can't hunt from the road/shoulder. Most important thing is that you don't shoot across the road or at any angle that will eventually intersect the road. Be safe.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 View Post
According to the regulation on pages 10-11 of the book as long as you are outside the highway right-of-way you are legal to hunt and it also says you must be no closer than 300 yards form a dwelling unless you are hunting with a bow or shotgun with shot shells.
Well, you're close.

Hunting Near Inhabited Dwellings
It is unlawful to hunt or allow a dog to hunt
within 300 yards of an inhabited dwelling
without first obtaining permission of the
owner or tenant of the dwelling. Except: A
100-yard restriction shall apply while trapping,
hunting with bow and arrow, or hunting with
shotgun using shotshells only, or on licensed
game breeding and hunting preserve areas,
on federally owned and managed lands,
on DNR-owned, -managed, -leased or
-controlled lands and areas opera
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