2018 Illinois Jakes Hunt - Youth Spring Turkey Hunt



Hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF).

Contact Info: Ken and Marcia Polhamus mpolhms@aol.com Cell: 815-222-5010

These youth hunts will take place at the ICF's Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center (TYCEC) 13735 Cook Road Pecatonica, IL. This is a 750 acre property with a fully furnished 11,500 square foot lodge.

Hunts will be held during the Illinois NORTHERN ZONE seasons. Please mark any or all seasons that you are available to hunt in order of preference. Please remember to check the calendar for Mothers Day and Easter and exclude if unavailable to hunt those weekends.

Hunters arrive Friday evening and hunt Saturday & Sunday until 1 PM. Overnight accommodations at the TYCEC lodge will be provided for youth and guardian. 

Turkey TAGS are supplied by the IDNR except for youth season. Youth season hunters will need to purchase their own tag over the counter for Winnebago County and will be reimbursed upon arrival. 


Please note: First time turkey hunters will have preference. 

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 15 years or younger prior to the hunt. Parents will need to purchase a 2018 youth hunting license by March 10th. Hunter Safety card is preferred by us but not required to purchase the license. Hunter, parent or guardian & the mentor MUST be NWTF members prior to the hunt.  Apply @ www.nwtf.org.

Applications must be completed and submitted by January 29, 2018.




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