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Illinois Proposed Law Change

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  1. 3inch3's

    3inch3's Illinois Forum Moderator Moderator

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    Seems like it could get messy in areas where you are hunting a navagable waterway that doesn't have clear indications to property lines....
     
  2. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but this seems silly, if it's leased on a yearly basis, don't renew the lease to those guys again, and/or, lease it with provisions on where they can place blinds and what days they can hunt. Seems like overkill to have to legislate something that could be fixed fairly easily in the lease agreement. Or does the one club owner (lessor) not care that his lessees are screwing up the other club?
     
  3. Avian Thunder II

    Avian Thunder II Elite Refuge Member

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    As Mr. M indicated, this administrative order is (and has been for a number of years) in existence for goose hunting in southern Illinois. However, when it was first implemented - and until several conflicts occurred - anyone who couldn't make the 100 yard boundary requirement (still had to be 200 off a refuge line) could go to the "center" of the property. Presumably, you could divide a 80-acre field into several long rectangular slices and lease to multiple individuals. Unfortunately, it didn't work out too well.
     
  4. rism

    rism Senior Refuge Member

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    Phytoplankton - I agree it is silly but here is backround on landowner that started it all. Married 13 times, 3 DUI's on record, should have 23. Does he care - NO !! Leases the 80 acres that is causing the problem for $10,000 a year. BUT- big dollar contributor to legislators, youth hunts, wounded warrior hunts, etc. etc.
     
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  5. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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  6. wildfowl4444

    wildfowl4444 Elite Refuge Member

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    So if the neighbor will not give you permission to put a blind where you want on your ground, could a hunter just hunt sitting on a bucket? This just says you cannot use a "blind or pit". Oh what a mess.......
     
  7. Tim Andrews

    Tim Andrews Senior Refuge Member

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    With all the problems Illinois is having this is issue ridiculous.
     
  8. mrmallerd

    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    The 4 county quota zone area, has always had their own set of rules. One of those rules was that in taking of geese, one had to hunt from a blind or pit. As such, the original law, pertaining to taking of geese, read that no pit or blind could be within 100 yds of a property boundary. In writing this law, I would guess that a clerk, just copy & pasted the word ducks for geese.
     

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