I am somewhat new to bowhunting and have read the IDNR hunting and trapping regulations over and over to try and get a clear answer on this. Can you bow hunt during the 2 main firearm seasons in Illinois? The regulations digest is very confusing. In certain spots it seems that it is only legal in a few counties however in other sections it states it is legal if hunting on private land but must use a firearm tag. If anyone has a better understanding on this I would love to hear from you. I am located in southern Illinois and hunt private land mainly.