The big news is the opening of archery deer and turkey on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
And we will go to a Buck of the Week, such as Steven Hanson's last fall, as soon as good photos start piling up. I would guess late October or early November.
Topping the report this week is a Q & A with Tom Micetich, Illinois deer project manager.
The extended online version of the Illinois Hunting Report, the paper version appears in the Sun-Times on Wednesdays, is usually posted here late on Tuesdays.
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We begin with the Micetich Q & A.