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Illinois State Jakes Hunt

Hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Illinois Conservation Foundation and State Jakes coordinators, Ken and Marcia Polhamus. Contact info: Cell: 815/222-5010 Home: 815/776-0846

The hunt will take place at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center, 13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica, IL. Hunts will be held during the Illinois northern zone seasons. Please mark any or all seasons that you are available for in order of preference. Please remember to check the calendar for Mother's Day and Easter. Hunters arrive Friday evening and hunt Saturday and Sunday. Turkey tags are included except for the youth season. Youth season hunters will need to purchase their own tag over the counter for Winnebago County. First time turkey hunters will have preference. Complete application below. Submit application to: Ken Polhamus, 7490 Chestnut Drive, Galena, IL or email:

25 JAKES will be drawn January 26, 2015.

Requirements: Must be age 15 years or younger. Parents will need to purchase a youth hunting license by March 10, 2015. A Hunter Safety card is preferred but not required to purchase the license. All attendees must be NWTF members prior to the hunt. To apply go to


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