Hunting and Fishing Update

  • HUNTING AND FISHING ALLOWED – As long as our sportsmen and women are fishing or hunting at a site which is currently open (State Parks, Fish and Wildlife Areas, Recreational Areas, and Historic Sites are currently closed) and they have the appropriate licenses and permits, they may continue to hunt and fish during the stay at home order, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
  • SITE-SPECIFIC REFUNDS – At this time (March 28, 2020), IDNR does not have administrative rules allowing for refunds of site-specific permit fees already paid, even if those permits cannot now be used. This applies, so far, to site-specific Turkey Hunting Permits. While this is not yet resolved, please know many legislators are advocating for refunds of fees paid for these missed opportunities. Updates will be provided as available.

IDNR guidance can be found here.

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