The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police have addressed the issues of getting out there and doing what you love:

---"As long as our sportsmen and women are fishing or hunting at a site which is currently open (State Parks, Fish and Wildlife Areas, Recreational Areas, and Historic Sites are currently closed) and they have the appropriate licenses and permits, they may continue to hunt and fish during the stay at home order."---

Also in addition to this, they have addressed "rumors" about the hunting season:

Secondly, we have been made aware of a rumor and fake news website stating IDNR is closing the 2020 - 2021 hunting seasons. This is completely FALSE. Please do not spread these lies and create more anxiety for the public and your fellow outdoorsmen and more unnecessary work for our CPOs and IDNR staff.

With all the craziness, and fear out there...this final statement by  Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police sums up everything nicely:

We understand this is a difficult time for many people, please remember why this is being done and do your part to keep those around you and those in your community safe and healthy. Never before have you been able to help so much by doing so little.

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