ILLINOIS REGISTER 6475
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
beyond quartering the animal. If quartered, all parts of the carcass (except the
entrails removed during field dressing) must be transported together and evidence
of sex must remain naturally attached to one quarter. Evidence of sex is:The deer
shall be taken whole (or field dressed) to a designated CWD Deer Hunting Season
check station by the hunter in person by 8:00 p.m. of the day the deer was killed.
If a hunter is not able to locate a harvested deer in sufficient time to enable
checking in the deer by 8:00 p.m., the hunter must take the deer to the appropriate
check station upon its opening (8:00 a.m.) the following morning, or immediately
upon retrieving it if that occurs later than the opening of the check station. If this
situation occurs on a Sunday (e.g., the check station will not be open on Monday),
the hunter must contact the appropriate regional DNR Law Enforcement Office
by 10:00 a.m. Monday morning for instructions on checking in the deer. Failure
to follow this Section constitutes illegal possession of deer.
1) For a buck: head with antlers attached to carcass or attached testicle,
scrotum, or penis.
2) For a doe: head attached to carcass or attached udder (mammary) or
b) The harvest tag (leg tag) and confirmation number must remain attached to the
deer until it is at the legal residence of the person who legally took or possessed
the deer and final processing is completed. If the head/antlers are delivered to a
taxidermist for processing, the confirmation number must be recorded on the
"head tag" portion of the permit and both must remain with the deer while at the
taxidermist's. If the carcass is taken to a meat processor, the harvest tag (leg tag)
with confirmation number must remain with the deer while it is processed and
until it is at the legal residence of the person who legally took or possessed the
deer. Persons delivering deer/parts of deer to a tanner for processing must supply
the tanner with either their deer permit number, their confirmation number, or a
written certification by the person from whom the deer was received that the
specimen was legally taken or obtained.
c) Site-specific reporting requirements must be followed in addition to this Section.
db) Violation is a Class B misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.24).
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. ______, effective ____________)
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