Full Text of HB3178 97th General Assembly
HB3178enr 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning wildlife.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Wildlife Code is amended by changing
Sections 2.30 and 2.31 as follows:
(520 ILCS 5/2.30)
(from Ch. 61, par. 2.30)
It shall be unlawful for any person to trap or
with gun, dog, dog and gun, or bow and arrow, gray fox,
raccoon, weasel, mink, muskrat, badger, and opossum
the open season which will be set annually by the
Director between 12:01
a.m., November 1 to 12:00 midnight,
February 15, both inclusive.
It is unlawful for any person to take bobcat or river otter
in this State at any time.
It is unlawful to pursue any fur-bearing mammal with a dog
between the hours of sunset and sunrise during the 10
preceding the opening date of the raccoon hunting
season and the 10 day
period following the closing date of the
raccoon hunting season except
that the Department may issue
field trial permits in accordance with Section
2.34 of this
Act. A non-resident from a state with more restrictive
fur-bearer pursuit regulations for any particular species than
that species in this Act may not pursue that
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species in Illinois except
during the period of time that
Illinois residents are allowed to pursue
that species in the
non-resident's state of residence. Hound running areas
approved by the Department shall be exempt from the
of this Section.
It shall be unlawful to take beaver, weasel, mink or
muskrat except during
the open season set annually by the
Director, and then, only with traps.
It shall be unlawful for any person to trap beaver with
traps except during
the open season which will be set annually
by the Director between 12:01
a.m., November 1st and 12:00
midnight, March 31.
Coyote may be taken by trapping methods only during the
September 1 to March 1, both inclusive, and by
hunting methods at any time.
Striped skunk may be taken by trapping methods only during
from September 1 to March 1, both inclusive, and by
hunting methods at
For the purpose of taking fur-bearing mammals, the State
divided into management zones by administrative rule.
Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the taking or
possessing of fur-bearing mammals found dead or
unintentionally killed by a vehicle along a roadway during the
open season provided the person who possesses such fur-bearing
mammals has all appropriate licenses, stamps, or permits; the
season for which the species possessed is open; and that such
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possession and disposal of such fur-bearing mammals is
otherwise subject to the provisions of this Section.
The provisions of this Section are subject to modification
(Source: P.A. 95-196, eff. 1-1-08.)
(520 ILCS 5/2.31)
(from Ch. 61, par. 2.31)
Except as provided in Section 2.30, it
be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take wild
birds or wild mammals along, upon, across, or from any public
or highway in this State.
(Source: P.A. 77-1781.)
This Act takes effect upon