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Effingham Terrestrial Game Workshop

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Illinois Natural History Survey
Location
Hidden Springs State Forest
Date
Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017   8:00 am - 5:30 pm  
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Kristen Black
E-Mail
hunt-trap@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Learn to Hunt - Spring 2018 Workshops

General Schedule

Day 1 (11th)

  • Interactive presentations at Hidden Springs State Forest start at 8:00 am
  • Lunch scheduled for 1:00 pm (bring own lunch)
  • Target shooting starts at 1:30 pm
  • Question and answer starts at 3:45 pm

Day 2 (12th)

  • Meet at Hidden Springs State Forest at 8:00 am
  • Field activities begin at 8:15 am
  • Mentored squirrel hunt at Hidden Spring SF begins about 11:45 am (lunch in field)
  • Game harvest cooking starts at 2:45 pm
  • Certificates and awards start at 5:00 pm

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Notes for participants

  • Dress appropriately for hiking through uneven, potentially wet, wooded terrain and variable weather conditions. Camoflage clothing is encouraged, including a hat, coat and pants.
  • Snacks will be provided, but bring your lunch both days.
  • We will show you how to purchase the appropriate licenses and permits to participate in the mentored hunt.
  • We will provide you with all the safety gear you need to properly shoot firearms and archery equipment.
  • DISCLAIMER: if the weather is bad, we may not hold the target shooting or mentored hunt. But do not worry, we will set you up with a mentor to shoot and hunt with in the future.
  • If you are interested in car pooling, give us permission to send out your request to other participants.
  • Questions can be emailed to: hunt-trap@illinois.edu
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