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Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl

Event Type
Illinois Natural History Survey
Kankakee River State Park (Bourbonnais, IL)
Sep 25, 2021   10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
Registration required!
Illinois Learn to Hunt
Originating Calendar
Learn to Hunt - Workshops
This is a FREE 1-day Learn to Hunt: Waterfowl workshop. This workshop is designed to teach new hunters: why, how, and where to hunt waterfowl in Illinois. Advanced registration is REQUIRED. You must be 18 years or older to attend.
Prior to the event, you will be distributed a link to an online e-learning module detailing pertinent waterfowl hunting regulations. This module will provide an overview of waterfowl hunting regulations prior to your attendance at the workshop. This will ensure ample time for hands-on learning activities at workshops. We will have some allotted time to discuss regulations and answer any questions you may have. You will be distributed the e-learning module 3 weeks prior to the event date via the email address provided upon your registration. If you register within 3 weeks of the event date, you will be distributed the e-learning module on the next business day.
This module can be completed at any time and allows you to save your progress if you create an account (creating an account is NOT required). Completing this course is not a requirement to attend the workshop, but it will ensure you get the most out of the workshop, participation is greatly encouraged. 
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. 
Tentative Schedule 
10:00 - Introductions and Welcome
10:15 - Waterfowl Ecology
10:45 - Waterfowl Hunting Equipment Overview and Use
11:30 - Decoy Placement and Stragies 
12:15 - Lunch (Please bring your lunch)
12:45 - Waterfowl Calling 101
1:15 - Waterfowl Hunting Access
2:00 - Scouting for Waterfowl
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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