IDNR officials encouraging hunters to renew licenses

SPRINGFIELD - Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are being encouraged by Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials to renew their state licenses.

IDNR officials say the new license year begins on April 1, and that the 2015 licenses will be valid through March 31, 2016, unless otherwise noted.  Officials also say daily drawings for 2015 spring wild turkey hunting permits will begin on March 9.  Applications can be found on the department's website.

Interested individuals can obtain combination licenses, which cover fishing, sportsman, and hunting, through the department's license and permit vendors, at, and by calling (888) 673-7648.
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