SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Those interested in this spring's youth turkey hunt can begin obtaining a license to participate.
The Illinois Recreational Access Program is accepting applications for more than 100 private land hunting sites in 22 counties throughout Illinois. Eligible hunters must be under age 16 and have passed a hunter safety course. They must obtain an Illinois Department of Natural Resources turkey permit.
The application deadline is Feb. 28. There may be a lottery if there are more applicants than sites in a county.