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Photo Contest

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is interested in soliciting pictures of live wildlife (that are hunted or trapped in Illinois) to be used for the 2015-16 Hunting and Trapping Digest.  This is open for people of all ages as long as they’re a resident of Illinois.  Pictures that include people will be automatically disqualified.  The selected picture will be placed on the front cover of the digest, and the photographer’s name will be identified on the inside page.  The top three pictures will be presented to the public at the end of March through an online survey to pick the winner, and the winning photographer will be sent 10 copies of the printed Digest.

All pictures must be submitted by March 31, 2015.
Pictures should contain only live wildlife (no people) that are hunted and/or trapped in Illinois:
Rabbit, Pheasant, Partridge, Quail, Squirrel, Groundhog, Deer, Turkey, Dove, Woodcock, Crow, Snipe, Rail, Raccoon, Opossum, Fox, Coyote, Skunk, Weasel, Mink, Muskrat, Badger, Beaver, and River Otter
Pictures that have been reduced below 150K should be submitted with the following information to

Name of photographer:
Mailing address:
Phone number:
e-mail address:
Statement that the IDNR has permission to use the picture for the 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Digest.

The winner that is selected by the public will be asked to provide the agency with a full-sized version of the picture.