Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed a bill on Tuesday that extends muskrat trapping in the state. Muskrats are found throughout the state, and trapping of the species is regulated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Congratulations, Illinois trappers! In a time where it seems like trapping rights are constantly being eroded, it’s nice to see new trapping opportunities present themselves. Hopefully trappers can help wildlife biologists in Illinois manage healthy populations of muskrats into the future.
I have a feeling trapping suppliers will soon see a spike in demand for 110 conibears in Illinois!