Illinois Bans Activities at State Parks Amid Virus Outbreak


Illinois has barred all activities at state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas and historic sites in another move to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Colleen Callahan, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said in a statement that hunters and anglers aren't allowed to receive refunds on state-issued permits or permit transfers due to administrative guidelines under the state wildlife code.

“We understand the problems these laws create for our sportsmen and sportswomen and are reviewing all possible solutions,” Callahan said.

With proper state authorization, people can still hunt and fish on privately-owned open properties as Illinois continues issuing restrict... (Read more)

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