Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

Filed: 4/3/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2576 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing
5Section 2.26 as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.26)  (from Ch. 61, par. 2.26)
7    Sec. 2.26. Deer hunting permits. Any person attempting to
8take deer shall first obtain a "Deer Hunting Permit" issued by
9the Department in accordance with its administrative rules.
10Those rules must provide for the issuance of the following
11types of resident deer archery permits: (i) a combination
12permit, consisting of one either-sex permit and one
13antlerless-only permit, (ii) a single antlerless-only permit,
14and (iii) a single either-sex permit. The fee for a Deer
15Hunting Permit to take deer with either bow and arrow or gun
16shall not exceed $25.00 for residents of the State. The



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1Department may by administrative rule provide for non-resident
2deer hunting permits for which the fee will not exceed $300 in
32005, $350 in 2006, and $400 in 2007 and thereafter except as
4provided below for non-resident landowners and non-resident
5archery hunters. The Department may by administrative rule
6provide for a non-resident archery deer permit consisting of
7not more than 2 harvest tags at a total cost not to exceed $325
8in 2005, $375 in 2006, and $425 in 2007 and thereafter. The
9fees for a youth resident and non-resident archery deer permit
10shall be the same.
11    Youth deer hunting permits issued by the Department for the
12special 3-day, youth-only season shall be valid statewide,
13excluding those counties or portions of counties closed to
14firearm deer hunting. Unfilled youth deer hunting permits shall
15again be valid only during the following harvest periods
16authorized by Section 2.25: (i) the separate harvest period for
17the purpose of managing or eradicating disease that has been
18found in the deer herd; and (ii) the separate harvest period at
19specific sites within the State for the purpose of harvesting
20surplus deer that cannot be taken during the regular season
21provided for the taking of deer. Unfilled youth deer hunting
22permits used during these separate harvest periods shall only
23be valid in those counties opened to those harvest periods by
24the Department through administrative rule. Nothing in this
25Section shall be construed to prohibit the Department from
26issuing Special Hunt Area Permits for the youth-only deer



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1hunting season or establishing, through administrative rule,
2additional regulations pertaining to the youth-only deer
3hunting season on Department-owned or Department-managed
4sites, including site-specific quotas or drawings.
5    The standards and specifications for use of guns and bow
6and arrow for deer hunting shall be established by
7administrative rule.
8    No person may have in his or her possession any firearm not
9authorized by administrative rule for a specific hunting season
10when taking deer.
11    Persons having a firearm deer hunting permit shall be
12permitted to take deer only during the period from 1/2 hour
13before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, and only during those
14days for which an open season is established for the taking of
15deer by use of shotgun, handgun, or muzzle loading rifle.
16    Persons having an archery deer hunting permit shall be
17permitted to take deer only during the period from 1/2 hour
18before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, and only during those
19days for which an open season is established for the taking of
20deer by use of bow and arrow.
21    It shall be unlawful for any person to take deer by use of
22dogs, horses, automobiles, aircraft or other vehicles, or by
23the use or aid of bait or baiting of any kind. For the purposes
24of this Section, "bait" means any material, whether liquid or
25solid, including food, salt, minerals, and other products,
26except pure water, that can be ingested, placed, or scattered



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1in such a manner as to attract or lure white-tailed deer.
2"Baiting" means the placement or scattering of bait to attract
3deer. An area is considered as baited during the presence of
4and for 10 consecutive days following the removal of bait.
5Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the use of a dog to
6track wounded deer. Any person using a dog for tracking wounded
7deer must maintain physical control of the dog at all times by
8means of a maximum 50 foot lead attached to the dog's collar or
9harness. Tracking wounded deer is permissible at night, but at
10no time outside of legal deer hunting hours or seasons shall
11any person handling or accompanying a dog being used for
12tracking wounded deer be in possession of any firearm or
13archery device. Persons tracking wounded deer with a dog during
14the firearm deer seasons shall wear blaze orange or solid blaze
15pink color as required. Dog handlers tracking wounded deer with
16a dog are exempt from hunting license and deer permit
17requirements so long as they are accompanied by the licensed
18deer hunter who wounded the deer.
19    It shall be unlawful to possess or transport any wild deer
20which has been injured or killed in any manner upon a public
21highway or public right-of-way of this State unless exempted by
22administrative rule.
23    Persons hunting deer must have gun unloaded and no bow and
24arrow device shall be carried with the arrow in the nocked
25position during hours when deer hunting is unlawful.
26    It shall be unlawful for any person, having taken the legal



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1limit of deer by gun, to further participate with gun in any
2deer hunting party.
3    It shall be unlawful for any person, having taken the legal
4limit of deer by bow and arrow, to further participate with bow
5and arrow in any deer hunting party.
6    The Department may prohibit upland game hunting during the
7gun deer season by administrative rule.
8    The Department shall not limit the number of non-resident,
9either-sex archery deer hunting permits to less than 20,000.
10    Any person who violates any of the provisions of this
11Section, including administrative rules, shall be guilty of a
12Class B misdemeanor.
13    For the purposes of calculating acreage under this Section,
14the Department shall, after determining the total acreage of
15the applicable tract or tracts of land, round remaining
16fractional portions of an acre greater than or equal to half of
17an acre up to the next whole acre.
18    For the purposes of taking white-tailed deer, nothing in
19this Section shall be construed to prevent the manipulation,
20including mowing or cutting, of standing crops as a normal
21agricultural or soil stabilization practice, food plots, or
22normal agricultural practices, including planting, harvesting,
23and maintenance such as cultivating or the use of products
24designed for scent only and not capable of ingestion, solid or
25liquid, placed or scattered, in such a manner as to attract or
26lure deer. Such manipulation for the purpose of taking



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1white-tailed deer may be further modified by administrative
3(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-869, eff. 1-1-17;
4100-691, eff. 1-1-19; 100-949, eff. 1-1-19; revised