Illinois Wildlife Code
The Illinois Wildlife Code is a set of statutes (520 ILCS 5/) that contains the framework for managing wildlife in Illinois.
These sections address management of deer in Illinois:
- 520 ILCS 5/1.10 Conservation of birds and mammals
- 520 ILCS 5/2.2 Protected birds and mammals
- 520 ILCS 5/2.24 General deer
- 520 ILCS 5/2.25 Deer hunting seasons, equipment and bag/possession limits
- 520 ILCS 5/2.25 Application and issuance of deer hunting permits
- 520 ILCS 5/2.33 Prohibitions
- 520 ILCS 5/2.37 Authority to manage deer responsible for property damage
Illinois Administrative Rules
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources administers and enforces the state regulations regarding wildlife found in the Fish and Wildlife section of the Illinois Administrative Rules.
Under Conservation, the “Fish and Wildlife” section contain rules on deer hunting.
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Proposed rules are those that have not been adopted yet.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Prior to setting regulations for deer management, the Illinois Compiled Statutes must be followed or amended to legally authorize the changes. For a concise overview of how a bill becomes law: