(520 ILCS 5/1.8)
(from Ch. 61, par. 1.8)
The Department may establish and maintain refuges or public hunting
areas upon any lands or waters owned by the Federal government by mutual
consent of the Federal and State governments and upon any lands owned or
leased by the State, with the consent and approval of the state
department or agency having jurisdiction over such lands.
The Department may designate state managed lands and waters or portions
thereof as wildlife refuges by administrative rule.
It shall be unlawful to take any species of wildlife on any property named
as a wildlife refuge by the Department or other Department management areas
except as provided by Section 2.25 and Administrative Rules.
The Department shall post the boundaries of such refuges and shall
publish legal notices in accordance with the procedure set forth in
Section 1.13 pertaining to the operation of Public Hunting Areas.
(Source: P.A. 85-152.)