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Learn to Hunt: Deer

Event Type
Illinois Natural History Survey
Sep 24, 2022   10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
Illinois Learn to Hunt
Originating Calendar
Learn to Hunt - Workshops

About this event

This is a FREE 1-day Learn to Hunt: Deer workshop. This workshop is designed to teach new hunters: why, how, and where to hunt deer in Illinois. Advanced registration is REQUIRED. You must be 18 years or older to attend.

Since these events will be entirely outdoors, if inclement weather is imminent, the event may be postponed to a later date. If this occurs, you will receive an email to the email address you provided during registration. Field events will follow all health and safety guidance in response to COVID-19.

During this event, you may be required to walk through muddy and/or un-even terrain. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended.

Tentative Schedule

10:00 - Introductions and Welcome

10:15 - Deer Ecology

10:45 - Deer Hunting Equipment Overview and Use

11:30 - Deer Hunting Tactics

12:15 - Lunch (Please bring your lunch)

12:45 - Deer Scouting Strategies and Sign Identification

1:15 - Archery/Firearm Equipment Overview and Safety

2:00 - Archery Target Practice (crossbow and compound)

2:45 - Field Dressing and Processing

3:15 - Q&A and Wrap-Up

If you require any reasonable accommodations for the event, please reach out to us via email of by phone at 217-300-0875.

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