Illinois State Representative Rogel L. Eddy is championing legislation that would allow the Department of Natural Resources to have an “Earn-A-Buck” program. If signed into law, and enacted by the DNR, the program would allow hunters to earn a third buck tag if they harvest a doe.
According to Outdoor Hub, the bill reads that a hunter “shall be issued an additional either-sex permit to allow the hunter to take an additional antlered deer, and that this additional permit shall not be counted toward one of the two antlered deer a hunter may take in a year, allowing a hunter who takes an antlerless deer to take up to three antlered deer in a year.”
Illinois is known as one of the best big buck states in the U.S., but this rule is certain to raise some questions from anglers in both positive and negative ways. –Brian McClintock
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