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Youth Hunting License

Before any youth under 18 years of age shall take or attempt to take any species protected by Section 2.2 of this Code for which an open season is established, he or she shall first procure and possess a valid Youth Hunting and Trapping License. The Youth Hunting and Trapping License is one license and shall be a renewable license that shall expire on the March 31 following the date of issuance.

The Youth Hunting and Trapping License shall entitle the youth to hunt and/or trap while supervised by an adult who is 21 years of age and has a valid Illinois hunting license.

If the youth has a valid certification of competency from a hunter safety or trapper safety course approved by the Department, he or she is exempt from the supervision requirements for the youth license for that activity.

Youth Hunting -18 & under no hunter safety required expires 3/31.
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