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2018 IDNR Spring Turkey Permit Application
Please click here to visit the IDNR website to view deadlines, regulations, and to download  a current permit application .

Annual Banquet Dinner & Auction Tickets:
The Shiloh Spurs will hold their annual Auction and Banquet Dinner on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Shiloh Eagles Club located at 100 Eagle Dr., Shiloh, IL 62221. Live music will be provided. More information and details will follow as the date draws near.

2018 NWTF Shiloh Spurs Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 4, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Club Side)
Join us for a season review and social meeting.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Club Side)
Join us for a season review and social meeting.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. @ Wilke Window & Door (Main Warehouse)
Join us for the NWTF Shiloh Spurs Chapter Banquet preparations.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Club Side)
Join us to prepare for the Annual Banquet.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Club Side)
Join us for the final NWTF Shiloh Spurs Chapter Banquet preparations.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Club Side)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Main Hall)
Join us to set up for the NWTF Shiloh Spurs Dinner Banquet at the Shiloh Eagles Club (Main Hall).

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. @ Shiloh Eagles (Main Hall)
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for the NWTF Shiloh Spurs Dinner Banquet.

We ask that all Members and perspective Members join us at our Chapter meetings. All are welcome and treated as friends!

Bill “Slim” Boente
NWTF Shiloh Spurs Chapter President
(618) 698-7711


The 2018 Shiloh Spurs/IDNR hunter safety class will be held at Klucker Hall, 14 Park Drive, Shiloh, IL, 62269 on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You must attend both classes and pass a test to obtain your hunter safety card. Lunch will be provided by the Shiloh Spurs during class on Saturday.

Registration will begin Jan. 01, 2018. Please call Kari at (618) 624-5400 xt. 1136 (Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm) with any questions or concerns.

To find upcoming hunter safety education classes in the area please visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website at:

Click here to view the photo gallery from previous Hunter Safety Classes.

The NWTF National Convention will be held in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center from February 11th -14th 2016.

Jacob Zimmerman

Jacob was a student in the hunters safety course held by the Shiloh Spurs in March 2008. The turkey was taken the first day of youth season at 8 a.m. After watching around 50 turkeys all morning, this was 1 of 4 Toms that came in after calling. The excitement was unreal. Anyway, I just wanted to share the hunt with the Shiloh Spurs because he really enjoyed your hunters safety course.

Ryan Zimmerman

Jacob Zimmerman-9 yrs old
25 pound turkey 9 3/4 in. beard with 1 in. spurs
Taken from Marion County, Illinois

Each year the Shiloh Spurs donates 50 turkeys to needy families in Southern Illinois. Many thanks to Dierbergs Grocery Stores for their support of this community service.

The Shiloh Spurs have adopted a large section of Lebanon Avenue leading into Shiloh Illinois and will regularly pick up litter along the roadway. Contact Wade Zimmerman at 618-781-3336 to volunteer for this community service.


Tim Kappert, Chairman
Bruce Arnold
Slim Boente
Steve Boente
Steve Wilke
Norm Wilke
Roman Wilke
Jay "Dude" Vernier
Jim Vernier
Cori Brooks
Joe Wrigley
Keith Carson
Dave Wolf
Jeff Marler
Dennis Flach

Kevin McDaniel

Paul Morgan
Mike Morrill
Scott Muelhauser
Colin Carson
Jessir Carson
Jeff Erb
Jerry Yaekel Jr.
Wade Zimmerman
Robbie "Porky" Zimmerman
Guy Lawrence
Kevin McDaniels
Matt "Bubba" Wrigley
Chris "Pooh" Wrigley
Kurt Schowalter
Kevin Schowalter
Dan Weidenbenner
Jim Schaefer
Paul Stadts
Ken Keleher
Curt Showalter
Tony Sanheinrich

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Boente Family Hunt on Turkey Call Television - nationally televised show featured local Shiloh Spurs chapter members Steve Boente & Slim Boente. We will add some video previews of the hunt in the near future.

Click here to read the Belleville News Democrat newspaper article about the show.

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