The Illinois firearm deer hunting season is nearly upon us and that means hunters will be out in full force.
Jayette Bolinksi, Director of Communications with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, has some safety reminders for those outdoorsmen as they embark on one of the most exciting times of the year.
Tree stand and firearm safety are among the most top-of-mind safety concerns for conservation authorities and Bolinski has a few reminders for those.
Bolinski encourages all hunters of all ages to take a firearm safety course and it is a requirement for those born on or after Jan. 1, 1980.
Visit dnr.illinois.gov for all safety and firearm regulations in Illinois.