Anyone who wishes to hunt in Illinois and who was born after Jan. 1, 1980, must take a hunter safety education course and keep the certificate in their possession while hunting. There is no charge for the courses. Although they are geared toward a sixth-grade reading level, folks of all ages are encouraged to enroll. To locate a hunter safety education course in your area, visit the DNR website.
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