Sunday, March 2, 2014

Taking Illinois Trapped Animals with a .22 CALIBER or smaller rifle (HB 5514)*Updated(5/23/14 4:00am)

Date Filed: 2/13/14
By: Representative Cavaletto
Status: Passed Both Chambers 

Passed Senate; 057-000-000
Do Pass Senate Agriculture and Conservation; 008-000-000
Passed House floor 112-00
Passed Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 014-000-000
House Committee Amendment #1 Adopted in Agriculture and Conservation

Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that trapped beaver, river otter, weasel, mink, or muskrat may be killed with a .22 caliber or a smaller rifle. Effective immediately.
View more information and the entire bill here.

Amendment #1 filed on 3/5/14. Click here to view. 
The amendment changes the language to:
It shall be unlawful to take beaver, river otter, weasel, mink, or muskrat except during the open season set annually by  the Director, and then, only with traps, except that a firearm, pistol, or airgun of a caliber not larger than a .22 long rifle may be used to remove the animal from the trap.