Ranked prospects/field conditions at nearby and some Downstate public sites. Opening day in Illinois is Tuesday.
Des Plaines SFWA: Best nearby sunflowers.
Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA: Permit holders will hunt all six fields daily over sunflowers. Seeing birds.
Iroquois County SWA: Decent sunflowers with some ragweed, doves “using site hard at the moment.”
Matthiessen SP: Sunflowers drying well.
Shabbona SP: Decent crop of sunflowers, millet and wheat, some ragweed.
Kankakee River SP: Decent sunflowers, some ragweed.
Silver Springs SFWA: Optimistic, some birds, good drying sunflowers.
Green River SWA: Good sunflowers at five fields.
Chain O’Lakes SP: Good pearl millet.