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Old 05-05-2010, 05:51 AM
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Look online for "Illinois public hunting" and you should find the DNR website. There is state owned land that the public can use for recreation (camp, hunt, fish, hike, etc).
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:47 PM
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So anywhere I could hunt I could hunt for small game
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:02 PM
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That really depends on site specific regs. FYI, pellet guns are not specifically allowed for anything except blackbirds and crows causing property damage; I'd call the DNR @ (217) 782-6431 before you spend your money
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:00 AM
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Understanding that you want to start out small you might also consider taking on the RESPONSIBILITY of obtaining a rimfire rifle.You should be able to get one with the amount of $ that you mentioned and ammo is fairly cheap.The choice is yours(and your fathers) but when you think about the ethical killing power a .22 caliber would be small,easy to shoot, and a little more powerful.This could also lead to hunting slightly larger animals ie. woodchucks,fox,crows.These animals could be taken with a high power air rifle as well, but making clean kills is important too! I wish you the best of luck!!!SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY! Welcome to our great sport and cherish it.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:01 PM
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where are you located exactly? im in bradley il, tons of places to hunt. if you are an hour south you cant be to far from me
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:18 PM
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i agree with predate a good little 22 is great for small game and you can get one with out breaking the bank. i have a little rossi single shot 22 i got used for like 130
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