(520 ILCS 5/3.7)
(from Ch. 61, par. 3.7)
(a) Any person controlling land or water, or both, for commercial
purposes in whole or in part for the taking of wild ducks or wild geese or
for having the privilege of taking wild ducks or wild geese thereon shall
make application for a Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Area Permit (Commercial)
and pay a basic annual permit fee of $15.00 for each blind or pit on that
land or water. Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Area Permits shall be issued by
the Department on the basis of principal use. Permit holders are entitled
to harvest either wild ducks or wild geese. The permits described in this
paragraph shall expire each year on the day after the last day of the
season during which it is lawful to take migratory waterfowl.
(b) The following duties are imposed upon the holder of a permit described
in paragraph (a) but only during duck and Canada goose seasons:
(1) He shall require all hunters, including the
officers and employees of any licensed clubs, to register daily, on the daily register forms provided by the Department, prior to their hunting on the area covered by his permit. The registration shall include each registering hunter's name and mailing address.
(2) He shall require each hunter, at the completion
of each hunting day, to report the number and species of migratory waterfowl the hunter has taken.
(3) He shall exhibit the daily registers described in
sub-section (1) and make them open to inspection by authorized employees of the Department, any sheriff or deputy sheriff, or any other peace officer of the State;
(4) He shall ensure the observance of the provisions
of this Act in the taking and possession of migratory waterfowl by himself, his guests or employees on the area covered by his permit;
(5) He shall forward at the end of each season for
the taking of migratory waterfowl, or at more frequent times as may be requested by the Department, a report upon blanks furnished by the Department, which report shall set forth the number of each kind of bird taken upon the area covered by his permit.
(c) An area's principal use shall be determined by the composition of
(Source: P.A. 90-435, eff. 1-1-98.)