Mercer County Youth Deer Hunters Can Hunt Another Day

youth huntingSomething new has been added for this year’s Illinois youth firearm deer season: an extra day. This customarily occurs Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, but the state this year is adding the Monday holiday as well says Jeff Hopkins, a safety education administrator with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
People fifteen years old and under can get a deer permit for October 12-14. Hopkins encourages hunter safety education for everyone. A course is mandatory for the youth. A parent, grandparent, or guardian must accompany the young hunter.