(520 ILCS 5/2.6) (from Ch. 61, par. 2.6)
    Sec. 2.6. Pheasant season; limits. It shall be unlawful for any person to take cock pheasants except with shotgun or bow and arrow during the open season which will be set annually by the Director between the dates of October 15--January 31st, both inclusive. Dogs may be used in hunting with either shotgun or bow and arrow.
    It shall be unlawful to take or possess more than the daily limit and possession limit of cock pheasants. The daily and possession limits for cock pheasants shall be set annually by the Director of the Department and shall not exceed a daily limit of 3 and a possession limit of 6, except as provided by Sections 1.13, 3.27 and 3.28 of this Act.
    It is unlawful to remove plumage of pheasants in the field or while being transported from the field to one's home or to a commercial preservation facility.
    It shall be unlawful to take or possess hen pheasants at any time, except as provided in Section 2.4, 3.23 or 3.27.
    The provisions of this Section are subject to modification by administrative rule.
(Source: P.A. 90-225, eff. 7-25-97.)