Illinois Hunting News

New Illinois Hunting Regulations for Fall
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters of new regulations in effect for the 2007-2008 deer hunting seasons.
Illinois DNR Finds EHD in Deer
An outbreak of an acute, infectious virus that kills white-tailed deer has been detected in Illinois, the state Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources reported.
Illinois DNR Completes Skeet Fields at WSRC
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Acting Director Sam Flood announced construction has been completed on 24 new skeet fields at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC).
Illinois Non-Resident Archery Deer Hunting Lottery
The 2007-08 Illinois non-resident archery deer permit lottery application period began June 1 and continues through June 30.
Illinois Spring Turkey Harvest Totals 14,767
Hunters in Illinois bagged a preliminary statewide total of 14,767 wild turkeys during the 2007 Spring Turkey Season.
Illinois Turkey Hunters Need to Use Caution
Mushroom hunting allowed at state sites after 1 pm during turkey hunting season.
Illinois 2007 Firearm Deer Permit Now Available
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced that the online application system for 2007 Resident Firearm and Muzzleloader-only Deer Season Permits is now available.
Illinois Grants Available for Wildlife Groups and Landowners
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is encouraging Illinois wildlife groups and individuals interested in wildlife conservation to apply for financial assistance for projects that protect and manage non-game species in Illinois through the State Wildlife Grant program.
Illinois Hunters are Reminded to Register Their Harvest
Hunters successful in taking deer in Stephenson County during the upcoming Late-Winter Antlerless-only Deer Season (Jan. 12-14, 2007) are reminded that they must register deer they harvest through DNR Direct, the Illinois Department of Natural Resouces' (IDNR) automated online and telephone harvest registration system used by hunters throughout the state.
Illinois Adds New Way to Support Hunting Programs
Anglers, hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts now have a new, easy way to support fishing and hunting programs thanks to an Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) donation check-off option through DNR Direct, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) automated license, permit and registration system.