The hunting season is in full swing across the state and local Department of Natural Resources authorities are reminding hunters of some safety measures and regulation items if they haven't been out or as they return to their posts.
John Williamson, DNR Conservation Officer says hunting on private property can sometimes be a contentious issue. He encourages anyone who has hunted on private property in the past to re-confirm their permission with the landowner before they return to their spot.
For hunting on public property, Williamson encourages hunters to know the rules and regulations of the areas they are headed. He says a quick visit to illinois.dnr.gov is a good way to find out what they can and cannot do at a certain site.
Williamson indicates getting harvest information to DNR at the end of the year is very important. He says the state having that information allows them to tap into more federal resources.
For all things DNR like regulations at state parks, hunting season, licensing and much more, visit illinois.dnr.gov.