|Public Act 095-0118
||LRB095 09869 CMK 30080 b
AN ACT concerning hunting.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Hunting
Heritage Protection Act is
amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
(520 ILCS 30/15)
(a) Subject to valid existing rights, Department-managed
lands shall be open
access and use for recreational hunting
except as limited by the Department for
reasons of public
safety, fish or wildlife management, or homeland security or
otherwise limited by law.
(b) The Department shall exercise its authority,
consistent with subsection
(a), in a manner to support,
promote, and enhance recreational hunting
the extent authorized by State law.
The Department is not
required to give preference to hunting over other uses
Department-managed lands or over land or water management
established by Department regulations or State law.
(c) Department land management decisions and actions may
not, to the
greatest practical extent, result in any net loss
hunting opportunities on
Department-managed lands that exists on the effective