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Illinois officials say several sites will be open this month and next to youth waterfowl hunting.

Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources say hunters age 15 or younger may hunt ducks, geese and mergansers, among other waterfowl as long as they are accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. The accompanied adult isn't allowed to hunt, but can participate in other open hunting seasons.

Young hunters must have a valid license. All are required to register with the Harvest Information Program.

Bag limits are the same as during regular seasons.

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