ILLINOIS REGISTER 6473
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
c) It shall be unlawful to use or possess any firearm or, ammunition, or bow and
arrow other than allowed by subsection (a) in the field while hunting white-tailed
deer during the CWD Deer Hunting Season. However, the lawful possession of
firearms to take furbearing mammals and game mammals other than deer by
persons other than deer hunters shall not be prohibited during the CWD Deer
Hunting Season as set in Section 675.10. Violation is a Class B misdemeanor
(see 520 ILCS 5/2.24).
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. ______, effective ____________)
Section 675.40 CWD Deer Hunting Rules
a) Persons using unfilled permits from the previous firearm, muzzleloader or, youth
or archery deer season (see Section 675.20(a)) may only take deer appropriate for
that permit type (either-sex or antlerless-only).
b) An either-sex permit holder is allowed to take a deer with or without antlers, and
an antlerless-only permit holder is allowed to take only a deer without antlers or a
deer having antlers less than 3 inches long.
c) The bag limit is one deer per legally authorized either-sex or antlerless-only
permit. Deer taken during the CWD Season are not subject to the antlered deer
bag limit restrictions imposed during the firearm, muzzleloader, youth and
archery deer hunting seasons.
d) The harvest tag must be attached and properly sealed immediately upon kill and
before the deer is moved, transported or field dressed. No person shall leave any
deer that has been killed without properly attaching the harvest tag to the deer in
the manner prescribed in Section 675.50 and on the permit. The temporary harvest
tag must be attached and properly sealed immediately upon kill and before the
deer is moved, transported or field dressed. No person shall leave any deer that
has been killed without properly attaching the temporary harvest tag to the deer.
The temporary harvest tag should be attached around the base of the antler of
antlered deer (antlers 3 or more inches in length) and attached to the leg of
antlerless deer (<3 inch antler length, or no antlers). A permanent harvest tag will
be attached to the leg of the deer upon checking at the check station. If the
head/antlers are delivered to a taxidermist for processing, the temporary harvest
tag must accompany them and be kept with the head/antlers while at the
taxidermist's. If the carcass is taken to a meat processor, the permanent harvest
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