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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Wildlife Code is amended by adding Section
3.1-9 as follows:
(520 ILCS 5/3.1-9 new)
Youth Hunting License.
Any resident youth age 16 and under may apply to the
Department for a Youth Hunting License, which extends limited
hunting privileges. The Youth Hunting License shall be a
renewable license that shall expire on the March 31 following
the date of issuance.
For youth age 16 and under, the Youth Hunting License shall
entitle the licensee to hunt while supervised by a parent,
grandparent, or guardian who is 21 years of age or older and
has a valid Illinois hunting license. Possession of a Youth
Hunting License shall serve in lieu of a valid hunting license,
but does not exempt the licensee from compliance with the
requirements of this Code and any rules adopted under this
A youth licensed under this Section shall not hunt or carry
a hunting device, including, but not limited to, a firearm, bow
and arrow, or crossbow unless the youth is accompanied by and