Where to start in the world of hunting?
Noticed no one replied to your post so I thought I'd chime in. I think the first step you should take is to get your illinois hunting license because you will need that in order to do anything. I took half of mine online and half in class; which wasn't bad at all because we actually got to shoot live shotguns in class. The only deer I have ever taken have been with a bow, but i have gone on shotgun hunts just no luck. I have taken turkey and ducks as well so it is all personal preference. Bow hunting is a lot of fun it just takes a lot of patience, but I started hunting in the past 8 years and I was able to pick up all the skills i needed in no time and I am sure you would not have a problem with the 2 different kinds of hunting. The game of choice is always a personal preference. I find myself being like 60/40 or 70/30 favoring fishing to hunting but the feeling you get in the woods is a great one. PM me if you want to chat.