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Public Act 099-0307





Public Act 099-0307
HB3234 EnrolledLRB099 08823 MGM 28994 b

    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing Section
3.1-9 as follows:
    (520 ILCS 5/3.1-9)
    Sec. 3.1-9. Youth Hunting License. Any resident youth age
18 16 and under may apply to the Department for a Youth Hunting
License, which extends limited hunting privileges. The Youth
Hunting License shall be a renewable license that shall expire
on the March 31 following the date of issuance.
    For youth age 18 16 and under, the Youth Hunting License
shall entitle the licensee to hunt while supervised by a
parent, grandparent, or guardian who is 21 years of age or
older and has a valid Illinois hunting license. Possession of a
Youth Hunting License shall serve in lieu of a valid hunting
license, but does not exempt the licensee from compliance with
the requirements of this Code and any rules adopted under this
    A youth licensed under this Section shall not hunt or carry
a hunting device, including, but not limited to, a firearm, bow
and arrow, or crossbow unless the youth is accompanied by and
under the close personal supervision of a parent, grandparent,
or guardian who is 21 years of age or older and has a valid
Illinois hunting license.
    At age 19 17 years or when the youth chooses to hunt by
himself or herself, he or she is themselves, they are required
to successfully complete a hunter safety course approved by the
Department prior to being able to obtain a full hunting license
and subsequently hunt by himself or herself themselves.
    In order to be approved for the Youth Hunting License, the
applicant must request a Youth Hunting License from the
Department and submit a $7 fee, which shall be separate from
and additional to any other stamp, permit, tag, or license fee
that may be required for hunting under this Code. The
Department shall adopt rules for the administration of the
program, but shall not require any certificate of competency or
other hunting education as a condition of the Youth Hunting
(Source: P.A. 98-620, eff. 1-7-14; revised 12-10-14.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016