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Illinois hunting: Lucky free upland game permit

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Last last week, I received my first free upland game permit in five years.

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The last time I drew a free upland game permit, which give a hunter and up to three companions (at most sites) the right to hunt a pheasant or quail habitat site for one day, was five years ago for Clifton PHA (above).

This time I drew a distant site down by Peoria, a place I have never been, so it should be interesting.

So far, I haven't heard from any friends whether they drew lucky.

Five years between successful draws seems like a long time.

But it is the coolest hunting program in Illinois. The draw for 2011 begins on Aug. 1, 2011. Yes, it is worth looking that far ahead.

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Next year try doing the Green River Habitat upland hunt. Its a site located near where I am from, I apply each year and most people who apply get their one day free hunt with their 3 companions. Its a small town area, mainly all country. The site is just north of the tiny town of Ohio, Illinois.

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