Happy New Year all! I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, so I'm inquiring as to the status of goose hunting in southern Illinois. I moved to nw WI about 12 years ago and I haven't hunted so. IL since 2000 or so (none of my old partners go down there any more either so they are clueless). I have heard that the so. IL quota zone is gone. Do any Canada's make it there at all any more? The clubs I use to hunt were: Bush's; D & M; Timberline/Chutes; Jake and Norbs; Ferrell's; Pikes and a few others. Of course, no trip to Marion was complete w/o a trip to Dunn's (and the obligatory call purchase - I still have all my Ken Martins and Grounds from that store). Eating fare: Little Egypt Smorgasbord east on 13; The Refuge just off the Interstate and 13 and, for something a little nicer, there was a decent restaurant in the square - Marino's maybe? Anyway, just waxing a little nostalgic. Any updates would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you in advance. BTW, I still get a little waterfowling in. The below is from this past November on a rice lake near Hayward, WI.