TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 740 CROW, WOODCOCK, SNIPE, RAIL AND TEAL HUNTING
SECTION 740.10 STATEWIDE REGULATIONS


 

Section 740.10 Statewide Regulations

 

a) Woodcock, snipe, crow and rail regulations are in accordance with Federal Regulations (50 CFR 20, effective August 26, 1990) (no incorporation in this Part includes later amendments or editions) unless the regulations in this Part are more restrictive.

 

b) The regulations in Section 2.33 of the Wildlife Code on illegal devices shall apply to this Part, unless federal regulations are more restrictive.

 

c) Woodcock

 

1) Season dates, daily limits and possession limits are in accordance with federal regulations.

 

2) Hunting hours: Sunrise to Sunset

 

d) Snipe (Common)

 

1) Season dates, bag limits and possession limits are in accordance with federal regulations.

 

2) Hunting hours: Sunrise to Sunset

 

e) Rail (Sora and Virginia)

 

1) Season dates, bag limits and possession limits are in accordance with federal regulations

 

2) Hunting hours: Sunrise to Sunset

 

f) Teal

 

1) Teal regulations are in accordance with federal regulations, (50 CFR 20.103, effective August 26, 1990; 50 CFR 20.104, effective August 26, 1990; 50 CFR 20.105, effective August 26, 1990; 50 CFR 20.106, effective August 26, 1990; and 50 CFR 20.109, effective August 26, 1990), unless the regulations in this Part are more restrictive.

 

2) It shall be unlawful to take, possess, transport, or use migratory waterfowl except during such period of time and in such manner and numbers as may be provided in the Federal "Migratory Bird Treaty Act" (16 USC 703-711), the "Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act" (16 USC 718 et seq.), and annual "Rules and Regulations for Migratory Bird Hunting" (50 CFR 20, effective August 29, 1990) (collectively referred to in this Part as federal regulations), or contrary to the Wildlife Code.

 

3) Hunting hours are sunrise-sunset.

 

g) Crow

 

1) Season dates: October 28 through the next following February 28.

 

2) Hunting hours are hour before sunrise through sunset.

 

h) It shall be unlawful while attempting to take teal, rail or snipe to have in possession any shotgun shells not approved as non-toxic by federal regulations. Violation is a petty offense (see 520 ILCS 5/2.18-1(b)).

 

i) Hunting during the closed season, over daily bag limit, or over possession limit is a Class B misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.18).

 

j) Woodcock, Snipe, Rail and Teal Hunting prior to sunrise or after sunset is a Class B misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.18). Hunting before hour prior to sunrise or after hour after sunset is a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum $500 fine and a maximum $5,000 fine in addition to other statutory penalties (see 520 ILCS 5/2.33(y)).

 

k) Crow Hunting hour after sunset is a Class B misdemeanor (see 520 ILCS 5/2.18). Hunting before hour prior to sunrise or after hour after sunset is a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum $500 fine and a maximum $5,000 fine in addition to other statutory penalties (see 520 ILCS 5/2.33(y)).

 

(Source: Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 9199, effective June 18, 2007)