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Unincorporated areas

Postby Mike McRae » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:25 pm

Hello everyone. I have read this site for a long time but this is my first post. Do any of you do any duck or goose hunting in unincorporated areas (Illinois) of the Des Plaines or maybe Fox or Kankakee rivers? The legality is my main concern. I can't find anything on the DNR site and nobody answers the phone at the DNR office. I just want to try something new.
I currently hunt mainly the Kankakee and Fox rivers. Also, I belong to a club which is not too productive for waterfowl. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:30 pm

Try the state forum or send a PM to Aunt Betty he might be able to help you
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby t_baker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:36 pm

OGblackcloud wrote:Try the state forum or send a PM to Aunt Betty he might be able to help you



You silly S.O.B.!!!!!


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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:38 pm

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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:45 pm

Did`nt even notice that :lol3: And sending him to AB isn't really being helpful
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby t_baker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:52 pm

AB is good people. Truthfully if he knows the answer I am sure he will help the guy out.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby charlie beard » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:53 pm

Mike McRae wrote:Hello everyone. I have read this site for a long time but this is my first post. Do any of you do any duck or goose hunting in unincorporated areas (Illinois) of the Des Plaines or maybe Fox or Kankakee rivers? The legality is my main concern. I can't find anything on the DNR site and nobody answers the phone at the DNR office. I just want to try something new.
I currently hunt mainly the Kankakee and Fox rivers. Also, I belong to a club which is not too productive for waterfowl. Thanks in advance.



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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby Mike McRae » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:53 pm

Well I wouldn't really consider myself a "scouter". I have 3 blinds and know all three rivers in question and know where the birds are on them. What I am asking is regarding the legality of it because I have heard many different angles of the story such as guys getting tickets and guys being able to hunt it. I just want to make sure I'm legal. Nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact I would call it being responsible I don't want you to tell me your secret spot. Don't worry lol.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:55 pm

Honestly if AB knows about it he will help you
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby t_baker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:57 pm

Mike McRae wrote:Well I wouldn't really consider myself a "scouter". I have 3 blinds and know all three rivers in question and know where the birds are on them. What I am asking is regarding the legality of it because I have heard many different angles of the story such as guys getting tickets and guys being able to hunt it. I just want to make sure I'm legal. Nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact I would call it being responsible I don't want you to tell me your secret spot. Don't worry lol.


Dude I was just giving OG a hard time. Nothing wrong IMO with what you posted.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby charlie beard » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:25 pm

Mike McRae wrote:Well I wouldn't really consider myself a "scouter". I have 3 blinds and know all three rivers in question and know where the birds are on them. What I am asking is regarding the legality of it because I have heard many different angles of the story such as guys getting tickets and guys being able to hunt it. I just want to make sure I'm legal. Nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact I would call it being responsible I don't want you to tell me your secret spot. Don't worry lol.


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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby Underradar » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:13 pm

You should pay a lawyer.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby TexasPuddleJumper » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:19 pm

Mike, as someone who is relative "fresh meat" on here and in the HH, take everything said here in the HH with a grain of salt. We are semi helpful, but the ribbing is all in jest and good fun. You'll catch on pretty quick. Also :welcome:

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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby jaysweet3 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:55 am

It's not just where it is unincorporated, it's where is it private vs. public. The way I understand it, is if a river is deemed navigable, then you can drop anchor just about anywhere. If it isn't, then it may not be a completely public waterway, someone may own the bottom. You can't drop your anchor or decoy weights on someone's property. Best bet is to get a map, go to the DNR office, and start pointing out spots to the officer. I've had to do this for several spots.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:05 am

Unincorporated in my area means the Sherriff and State Game Wardens regulate the law there. If it is public land and far enough away from a home you can hunt there legitimately. Instead of asking a bunch of guys who may be clueless, get online and look up your state laws. There will be a state website that has them referenced out and searchable. Look up the access and hunting laws. Read the pertinent sections. If you are still trying to understand what they mean, I am sure Underradar will be happy to let you pay him to interpret.

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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby Locked&Loaded » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:07 am

Underradar wrote:You should pay a lawyer.


You know any good ones?
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby Mike McRae » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:37 pm

Thanks a lot for the replys.
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Re: Unincorporated areas

Postby possumfoot » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:44 pm

Locked&Loaded wrote:
Underradar wrote:You should pay a lawyer.


You know any good ones?


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