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Full Text of HB3178  97th General Assembly




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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 changing
5Sections 2.30 and 2.31 as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.30)  (from Ch. 61, par. 2.30)
7    Sec. 2.30. It shall be unlawful for any person to trap or
8to hunt with gun, dog, dog and gun, or bow and arrow, gray fox,
9red fox, raccoon, weasel, mink, muskrat, badger, and opossum
10except during the open season which will be set annually by the
11Director between 12:01 a.m., November 1 to 12:00 midnight,
12February 15, both inclusive.
13    It is unlawful for any person to take bobcat or river otter
14in this State at any time.
15    It is unlawful to pursue any fur-bearing mammal with a dog
16or dogs between the hours of sunset and sunrise during the 10
17day period preceding the opening date of the raccoon hunting
18season and the 10 day period following the closing date of the
19raccoon hunting season except that the Department may issue
20field trial permits in accordance with Section 2.34 of this
21Act. A non-resident from a state with more restrictive
22fur-bearer pursuit regulations for any particular species than
23provided for that species in this Act may not pursue that



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1species in Illinois except during the period of time that
2Illinois residents are allowed to pursue that species in the
3non-resident's state of residence. Hound running areas
4approved by the Department shall be exempt from the provisions
5of this Section.
6    It shall be unlawful to take beaver, weasel, mink or
7muskrat except during the open season set annually by the
8Director, and then, only with traps.
9    It shall be unlawful for any person to trap beaver with
10traps except during the open season which will be set annually
11by the Director between 12:01 a.m., November 1st and 12:00
12midnight, March 31.
13    Coyote may be taken by trapping methods only during the
14period from September 1 to March 1, both inclusive, and by
15hunting methods at any time.
16    Striped skunk may be taken by trapping methods only during
17the period from September 1 to March 1, both inclusive, and by
18hunting methods at any time.
19    For the purpose of taking fur-bearing mammals, the State
20may be divided into management zones by administrative rule.
21    Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the taking or
22possessing of fur-bearing mammals found dead or
23unintentionally killed by a vehicle along a roadway during the
24open season provided the person who possesses such fur-bearing
25mammals has all appropriate licenses, stamps, or permits; the
26season for which the species possessed is open; and that such



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1possession and disposal of such fur-bearing mammals is
2otherwise subject to the provisions of this Section.
3    The provisions of this Section are subject to modification
4by administrative rule.
5(Source: P.A. 95-196, eff. 1-1-08.)
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.31)  (from Ch. 61, par. 2.31)
7    Sec. 2.31. Except as provided in Section 2.30, it It shall
8be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take wild
9birds or wild mammals along, upon, across, or from any public
10right-of-way or highway in this State.
11(Source: P.A. 77-1781.)
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.