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1    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by adding Section
52.2b as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.2b new)
7    Sec. 2.2b. Imminent threat; nuisance permits.
8    (a) It shall not be illegal for an owner or tenant of land,
9or their designated agent, to immediately take on his or her
10property a gray wolf, Canis lupus; American black bear, Ursus
11americanus; or cougar, Puma concolor if, at any time, the gray
12wolf, American black bear, or cougar is stalking, causing an
13imminent threat, or there is a reasonable expectation that it
14causes an imminent threat of physical harm or death to a human,
15livestock, domestic animals or harm to structures or other
16property on the owner or tenant's land.
17    (b) The Department may grant a nuisance permit to the owner
18or tenant of land, or their designated agent, for the taking of
19a gray wolf, American black bear, or cougar that is causing a
20threat to an owner or tenant of land or his or her property
21that is not an immediate threat under subsection (a) of this
23    (c) The Department shall adopt rules to implement this



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