Registration is now open for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ annual Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt on January 15.
The event will be held at private waterfowl hunting clubs in the Canton area in Fulton County, and hunters selected to participate will be pre-assigned to hunting locations.
The hunt is open to youngsters ages 10-17 at the time of the hunt. All applicants must possess a valid Illinois hunting or sportsman’s license, have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration number, and have a 20 gauge or larger shotgun. Youth hunt participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must possess a valid firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card.
Check out IDNR’s website for more information and the registration form: https://dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/waterfowl/youthgoosehunt.html