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Hunting and Trapping Digests



Hunt Trap Digest 2016-2017
Photo by James Osborn of Herrin
A bobcat trekking across a cut cornfield at Crab Orchard
National Wildlife Refuge in southern Illinois.




Digest of Waterfowl Hunting Regulations (most recent)


Annual Photo Contest -Winner's Photo on the Cover of the Hunting and Trapping Digest


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is soliciting pictures of live wildlife (that are hunted or trapped in Illinois) to be used for the 2017-18 Hunting and Trapping Digest.  This contest is open to all Illinois residents.  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 pictures will be distributed to the Division of Wildlife staff at the end of February to pick the winner.   The winning photographer will be sent five copies of the printed Digest.
All pictures must be submitted by January 30, 2017.
Pictures should be reduced below 400K and 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 Hunting and Trapping Digest.
The winner will be asked to provide the agency with a high resolution copy of the image.