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2024 Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt

Registration is open until Dec. 31, 2023.

The 2024 Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt is scheduled for Jan. 15, 2024.

The youth goose hunt will be held at private waterfowl hunting clubs in the Canton area in Fulton County, and hunters selected to participate will be pre-assigned to hunting locations. There will be two youth hunters, two adults and a guide in each pit. If applicants would like to hunt in the same pit with another individual during this hunt, please enter this information in the application form.

A lottery drawing involving all youth hunters who register will be conducted, and those who are selected will be notified by email. First-time applicants will be given priority over previous participants in the drawing.

The hunt is open to youngsters ages 10-17 at the time of the hunt. All applicants must possess a valid Illinois hunting or sportsman’s license, have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration number, and have a 20 gauge or larger shotgun. Youth hunt participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must possess a valid firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card.

On the application page, click the "Start" tab to begin. Fill out the required information and click the signature button. A copy of the application will be sent to the email address applicants provide.

For any questions, call 217-785-8060.