(520 ILCS 5/1.13)
(from Ch. 61, par. 1.13)
The Department is authorized to issue a "Public Hunting Grounds
for Waterfowl" daily usage stamp at a fee not to exceed $10
for duck hunting areas, and not to exceed $15 for Canada goose
hunting areas; and assess a daily "Public Hunting Grounds for Game Birds" fee not to exceed $25 ($35 for non-residents) in 2008 and increasing by $5 every third year until the maximum fee is $50 ($60 for non-residents).
Each person shall obtain such a stamp from the Department to be attached
to the permit
assigned to a person, or pay the daily fee to hunt game birds, under the provisions of the rules and regulations made
by the Department for the operation of State Public Hunting Grounds. Rulemaking authority to implement this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, if any, is conditioned on the rules being adopted in accordance with all provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and all rules and procedures of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; any purported rule not so adopted, for whatever reason, is unauthorized.
The Department is authorized to permit hunters to harvest both male and
female hand reared pheasants, bobwhite quail, chukar partridge, and gray partridge released on such public hunting grounds. The Department may permit hunters to harvest hand-reared game birds on State Public Hunting Grounds during a season set by administrative rule between the dates of September 1st and March 31st, both inclusive.
The Department shall cause an administrative rule, setting
forth the rules
and regulations for the operation of Public Hunting Areas on lands and waters
owned or leased by this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-866, eff. 1-1-17