Governor Bruce Rauner is signing a few bills to give youth in Illinois more opportunities to hunt. One new law expands the youth hunting and fishing program to include trapping. Another adds an additional weekend to the youth turkey hunting season. Governor Rauner says it’s important to get kids interested in nature.
A third bill adds catfish to the list of aquatic life that can be taken by bowfishing and the final new law lets hunters take game birds like Bob White quail and gray partridge on public hunting grounds.