Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for wildlife conservation, wildlife protection, habitat management, information & education in Illinois.

The primary duties of the Illinois DNR - Fish & Game is:

  • To manage and protect wildlife in Illinois
  • To manage wildlife habitat
  • To educate the public on wildlife and safe hunting practices
  • Set hunting and fishing seasons and creel limits
  • Issuing hunting and fishing licenses
  • Set hunting & fishing regulations in Illinois
  • Conduct tests for wildlife disease
  • Animal Reintroduction


One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL, 62702