Bowhunting helps fund environmental protection, management in Illinois

Bowhunting season is underway and runs through Jan. 17, 2021.

Dan Skinner, forest wildlife program manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said recreational hunting is vital for the protection and management of the outdoor environment in Illinois.

“People may never hunt or fish a day in their lives, but they are still benefiting from the purchases that hunters are making,” Skinner said. “The sale of hunting and fishing licenses and the sale of deer permits is money that we use to do a lot of good for wildlife all over the state.”

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