Get your rifles ready… firearm deer hunting season in Illinois gets underway this weekend.
There are a total of seven days set aside to hunt deer with guns, starting this Friday through Sunday, November 16th through the 18th. Firearm deer hunting season concludes November 29th through December 2nd.
State officials say safety should be the number one issue… not just in the handling of firearms, but also in the use of elevated deer stands. Falls from deer stands are a major cause of hunter injury during deer season. There were 19 injuries reported last season… three of which were fatal.