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Quick Link Guide to the Special Wildlife Funds

Wildlife Preservation Fund (two grants, WPF and Rehab Facilities)

(Biologists Award Grants)

Illinois Natural Areas Stewardship (Conservation Land Trusts)

(Biologists Award Grants)

State Furbearer Fund

(A Committee Appointed by the Director Awards Grants)

State Pheasant Fund

(A Committee Appointed by the Director Awards Grants)

Illinois Habitat Fund

(A Committee Appointed by the Director Awards Grants)

State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund

(A Committee Appointed by the Director Awards Grants)

 

DNR Fund Splits

(520 ILCS 5/1.28) (from Ch. 61, par. 1.28)
   Sec. 1.28. Fees and fines; deposit in funds. All fees, fines, including bond forfeitures, income of whatsoever kind or nature derived from hunting and fishing activities on lands or waters or both under the jurisdiction or control of the Department, and all penalties collected under this Act shall be deposited in the State Treasury and shall be set apart in a special fund to be known as the "Wildlife and Fish Fund"; except that fees derived solely from the sale of salmon stamps, income from art contests for the salmon stamp, including income from the sale of reprints, and gifts, donations, grants and bequests of money for the conservation and propagation of salmon shall be deposited in the State Treasury and set apart in the special fund to be known as the "Salmon Fund"; and except that fees derived solely from the sale of state migratory waterfowl stamps, and gifts, donations, grants and bequests of money for the conservation and propagation of waterfowl shall be deposited in the special fund to be known as the "State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund"; and except that, of fees derived solely from the sale of State Habitat Stamps, 64% shall be deposited into the Illinois Habitat Fund, 30% into the State Pheasant Fund, and 6% into the State Furbearer Fund. Income generated from the sale of artwork associated with the State Habitat Stamps shall be deposited into the Illinois Habitat Fund. All interest that accrues from monies deposited into the Wildlife and Fish Fund, the Salmon Fund, the State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund, the State Furbearer Fund, the State Pheasant Fund, and the Illinois Habitat Fund shall be deposited into those funds, respectively. Appropriations from the "Wildlife and Fish Fund" shall be made only to the Department for the carrying out of the powers and functions vested by law in the Department for the administration and management of fish and wildlife resources of this State for such activities as the purchase of land for fish hatcheries, wildlife refuges, preserves and public shooting and fishing grounds; the purchase and distribution of wild birds, the eggs of wild birds, and wild mammals for rescuing, restoring and distributing fish; the maintenance of wildlife refuges, or preserves, public shooting grounds, public fishing grounds and fish hatcheries; and the feeding and care of wild birds, wild animals and fish.
(Source: P.A. 95-853, eff. 8-18-08.)