Seeing how you live in Illinois, I have a question. Is there any public land that is huntable? We bought yearly tags just in case we don’t tag out on our hunt. Figured we could come back and hunt public land if needed.
Oh yes. The Shawnee national forest is the easiest to access with OTC tags, However if you’re archery hunting a lot of the state parks are walk in as well. Shotgun is usually lottery. Poke around IDNR website and you get the hang of how it works.