Illinois Closes All Public Lands to Hunting and Fishing
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has closed hunting and fishing on all state-managed or owned sites. Also, all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas and historic sites are closed. However, fishing and hunting may continue on private property and any federal lands that are currently open.
In a statement issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Director Colleen Callahan said current administrative rules under the state’s wildlife code prohibit the issuance of refunds or transfer of permits. “We understand the problems these laws create for our sportsmen and women and are reviewing all possible solutions,” she said.