SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner signed four bills as part of Conservation Day at the Illinois State Fair last week. Each bill makes adjustments to the law to allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to more efficiently do their job of protecting Illinois’ lands and wildlife.
In addition, SB 2410 extends the youth licenses program to further invest in our young people who are passionate about the great outdoors.
“Investing in young hunters and fishers helps implant a great love for the outdoors that will continue through a lifetime,” said Governor Rauner. “As an avid hunter and fisherman, I believe in utilizing Illinois’ vast natural resources to enhance our quality of life while also protecting them for future generations to enjoy. Giving more opportunities to appreciate our resources to these young Illinoisans will ensure conservation of our lands for generations to come.”