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It’s hunting season across Illinois, and some hunters across the state are bound to see wild animals they don’t normally see on their hunting trips. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters or anyone that sees a wild animal not native to the state to report the sighting.


Doug Dufford is the Wildlife Disease and Invasive Wildlife Program Manager for DNR. He says there are a wide variety of species they want to know about if the species are sighted in Illinois.



Dufford says the reasons why they want to know about certain animal sightings can vary by the species.



Dufford says you can report animal sightings at web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife, or they can call or email Dufford. His email is Doug Dufford@Illinois.gov, and his office number is 815–369–2414.

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