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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bill would make it Illegal to sell Bobcat Pelts

Bill would make it Illegal to sell Bobcat Pelts

Sponsored by Senator Don Harmon (Democrat of Oak Park, Illinois) Senate Bill 2143 (WILDLIFE CD-BOBCAT PELTS) was introduced back in May of 2015 and has been silent since.  That was until February 3, 2016 where SB 2143 has been assigned to Commerce and Economic Development.

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More Access and Spring Turkey Hunting Opportunities Added to Illinois Recreational Access Program

More Access and Spring Turkey Hunting Opportunities Added to Illinois Recreational Access Program

Youth Hunters Should Apply by Feb. 26 for Youth Turkey Season;
First-time adult and young hunters apply by March 10 for Seasons 3 and 4


Public hunters are always saying we need more land.  Well,  the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) might just be the answer to some of the land questions.  Granted there are some stipulations to be enrolled in this program as a landowner, but this is a great example of public private partnerships.  

This program has just added first time adult turkey hunters.  With them adding turkey hunting and all sorts of other hunting and recreational opportunities IRAP could be an acronym we say a lot more in the future.  

Read below for the full press release from the Illinois Department of Natural Resouces

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Additional Game Birds Possibly Coming to Illinois Public Hunting Grounds

Additional Game Birds Possibly Coming to Illinois Public Hunting Grounds

Bobwhite quail, chukar partridge, and gray partridge could be coming to Illinois public hunting grounds. Representative John Cavaletto (Republican - Salem, Illinois) introduced a bill that could bring additional game birds to Illinois public hunting grounds.

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Catfish May Soon Be Taken by Bow & Arrow and Other Devices in Illinois

Catfish May Soon Be Taken by Bow & Arrow and Other Devices in Illinois

If you bowfish, use an underwater spear gun or pitch fork to harvest fish, you soon could take catfish. Senator David S. Luechtefeld (Republican Okawville, Illinois) introduced legislation that would add catfish to the list of aquatic species taken by these devices.

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