Monday, September 4, 2017

IDNR to Allocate Trapping Permits for Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA

IDNR to Allocate Trapping Permits for Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA


CHANDLERVILLE, IL – A public drawing for the allocation of trapping permits at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area will be held at Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the site headquarters, located approximately five miles southeast of Chandlerville.

One permit for each of the five trapping zones will be allocated through a lottery drawing. All persons attempting to enter the drawing must be in attendance and have a current 2017 trapping license in their possession.

DP (Dog Proof) Traps, live traps, and traps of similar action may be used. Homemade dog-proof traps must be designed with a foothold trap no larger than a #2 in an enclosed wood, metal, or durable plastic container with a single access opening of no larger than 1½ inches in diameter. All body-gripping traps must be totally submerged.

All persons who are allocated trapping permits must obtain a free windshield card permit for the site by going online to the following web address:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/UplandGame.aspx

Trappers will be required to report harvest/hunter/trapping trips no later than Feb. 15 each year (or two weeks after the season closes for those seasons ending after Feb. 1). Failure to report in this manner will result in forfeiture of hunting/trapping privileges at this site for the following year.

For more information, contact Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area at 217-452-7741.

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