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Full Text of SB2045  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/9/2023, by Sen. Sue Rezin


520 ILCS 5/2.2  from Ch. 61, par. 2.2

    Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that the Eurasian Collared Dove and Ringed Turtle-Dove are excluded from the list of wildlife protected by the Act. Provides that the Virginia Rail, Sora Rail, Wilson's Snipe, Woodcock, Mourning Dove, and White-winged Dove are classified as migratory game birds for purposes of the Code.

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1    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing
5Section 2.2 as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.2)  (from Ch. 61, par. 2.2)
7    Sec. 2.2. This Act shall apply only to the wild birds and
8parts of wild birds (including, but not limited to, their
9nests and eggs), and wild mammals and parts of wild mammals,
10which shall include their green hides, in the State of
11Illinois, or which may be brought into the State.
12    Wildlife protected by this Act, hereby defined as
13protected species, include the following wild species and all
14wild species contained in listed families, including, but not
15limited to, groups of wild species preceding each family name:
16(except the House Sparrow, Passer domesticus; European
17Starling, Sturnus vulgaris; and Rock Pigeon, Domestic Pigeon,
18Columba livia; Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto;
19Ringed Turtle-Dove, Streptopelia roseogrisea; Purple Swamphen,
20Porphyrio porphyio; or Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata). GAME
21BIRDS-Ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus; Sharp-tailed grouse,
22Tympanuchus phasianellus; Northern Bobwhite, Colinus
23virginianus; Gray Partridge, Perdix perdix; Chukar, Alectoris



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1chukar; Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus; Greater
2Prairie Chicken, Tympanuchus cupido; Wild Turkey, Meleagris
3gallopavo. MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS-Waterfowl including brant,
4ducks, geese, and swans, Anatidae; wild species of the
5families Rallidae (Virginia Rails and Sora Rails),
6Scolopacidae (Wilson's Snipe and Woodcock), Columbidae
7(Mourning Dove and White-winged Dove), and Corvidae that may
8be legally hunted as provided for in Section 2.18 of this Act.
10Podicipedidae; pelicans, Pelecanidae; gannets, Sulidae;
11cormorants, Phalacrocoracidae; anhingas, Anhingidae;
12frigatebirds, Fregatidae; herons, bitterns and egrets,
13Ardeidae; ibises and spoonbills, Threskiornithidae; storks,
14Ciconiidae; vultures, Cathartidae; kites, hawks, ospreys, and
15eagles, Accipitridae; falcons, merlins, and kestrels,
16Falconidae; rails, gallinules, and moorhens, which may not be
17legally hunted, Rallidae (unless listed as a migratory game
18bird); cranes, Gruidae; all shorebirds that may not be legally
19hunted, of the families Charadriidae, Scolopacidae (unless
20listed as a migratory game bird), and Recurvirostridae gulls,
21terns, jaegers, skimmers, and kittiwakes, Laridae; dovekies
22and murrelets, Alcidae; doves and pigeons, which may not be
23legally hunted, Columbidae (unless listed as a migratory game
24bird); cuckoos and anis, Cuculidae; owls, Tytonidae and
25Strigidae; whip-poor-wills, chuck-will's-widows, and
26nighthawks, Caprimulgidae; swifts, Apodidae; hummingbirds,



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1Trochilidae, Kingfishers, Alcedinidae; woodpeckers, flickers,
2and sapsuckers, Picidae; kingbirds, pewees, phoebes, and
3flycatchers, Tyrannidae shrikes, Laniidae; vireos, Vireonidae;
4magpies, ravens, and jays, Corvidae; larks, Alaudidae;
5swallows and martins, Hirundinidae; chickadees and titmice,
6Paridae; nuthatches, Sittidae; creepers, Certhiidae; wrens,
7Troglodytidae; kinglets, Regulidae; gnatcatchers, Sylviidae;
8robins, bluebirds, solitaires, veerys, and thrushes, Turdidae;
9mockingbirds, catbirds, and thrashers, Mimidae; pipits,
10Motacillidae; waxwings, Bombycillidae; warblers, parulas,
11redstarts, ovenbirds, waterthrushes, yellowthroats, and chats,
12Parulidae; tanagers, Thraupidae; towhees, longspurs, sparrows,
13buntings, and juncos, Emberizidae; dickcissels, cardinals,
14buntings, and grosbeaks, Cardinalidae; blackbirds,
15meadowlarks, bobolinks, grackles, cowbirds, and orioles,
16Icteridae; grosbeaks, finches, crossbills, redpolls, and
17siskins, Fringillidae. GAME MAMMALS-Woodchuck, Marmota monax;
18Gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis; Fox squirrel, Sciurus
19niger; Eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus; Swamp
20rabbit, Sylvilagus aquaticus; White-tailed deer, Odocoileus
21virginianus. FUR-BEARING MAMMALS-Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus;
22Beaver, Castor canadensis; Raccoon, Procyon lotor; Opossum,
23Didelphis virginiana; Least weasel, Mustela nivalis;
24Long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata; Mink, Mustela vison;
25River otter, Lontra canadensis; Striped skunk, Mephitis
26mephitis; Badger, Taxidea taxus; Red fox, Vulpes vulpes; Gray



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1fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus; Coyote, Canis latrans; Bobcat,
2Lynx rufus. OTHER MAMMALS-Flying squirrel, Glaucomys volans;
3Red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus; Eastern Woodrat,
4Neotoma floridana; Golden Mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli; Rice
5Rat, Oryzomys palustris; Franklin's Ground Squirrel,
6Spermophilus franklinii; Bats, Vespertilionidae; Gray wolf,
7Canis lupus; American black bear, Ursus americanus; Cougar,
8Puma concolor.
9    It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to take,
10possess, sell, or offer for sale, propagate, or release into
11the wild, any of these wild birds (dead or alive) and parts of
12wild birds (including, but not limited to, their nests and
13eggs), wild mammals (dead or alive) and parts of wild mammals,
14including their green hides contrary to the provisions of this
15Act. However, nothing in this Act shall prohibit bona-fide
16public or state scientific, educational or zoological
17institutions from receiving, holding, and displaying protected
18species that were salvaged or legally obtained.
19    It shall be unlawful for any person to take any other
20living wildlife animal not covered by this Act without the
21permission of the landowner or tenant.
22(Source: P.A. 97-431, eff. 8-16-11; 98-1033, eff. 1-1-15.)