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9/17/2019 10:48:00 AM
Trapping permit drawing Oct. 12 at Sangchris

CHANDLERVILLE, Ill. — A public drawing for the allocation of Jim Edgar Panther Creek (JEPC) State Fish and Wildlife Area trapping permits will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the site headquarters, located approximately five miles southeast of Chandlerville. Registration for the drawing will begin at 1:00 p.m.

The public drawing for the allocation of Sangchris Lake State Park will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the site headquarters, located approximately six miles southeast of Rochester. Registration for the drawing will begin at 10 a.m.

One permit for each of the five trapping zones at JEPC will be allocated through a lottery-type drawing. All persons attempting to enter the draw must be in attendance and have a current 2019 trapping license in their possession.

One permit for two trapping zones will be allocated through the drawing procedure (the Sangchris Subimpoundment area is now included as another zone open to trapping). Two names will be allowed on the permit, and only those individuals listed will be allowed to trap. All persons entering the drawing must have a current 2019 trapping license in possession. Persons whose names are drawn must be in attendance.

Starting February 1, 2020 until the end of trapping season on March 31, 2020, the Sangchris Lake site will open to statewide regulations, meaning that any individual with a valid 2019-20 trapping permit who is interested in trapping at the site can do so (beaver, muskrat, and river otter only).

DP (Dog Proof) Traps, live traps, and traps of similar action may be used. Homemade dog-proof traps must be designed with a foothold trap no larger than a #2 in an enclosed wood, metal, or durable plastic container with a single access opening of no larger than 1 1/2 inches in diameter. All body-gripping traps must be totally submerged.

All persons who are drawn to trap must obtain a free windshield card permit for the site by going online through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website at this

Trappers will be required to report harvest/hunter trips at no later than February 15 (or two weeks after the season closes for those seasons ending after February 1). Failure to report in this manner will result in forfeiture of hunting privileges at this site for the following year.

For more information, contact Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, P.O. Box 646, Ashland, IL 62612, or phone 217-452-7741.

For more information regarding Sangchris Lake, contact Sangchris Lake State Park, 9898 Cascade Road, Rochester, IL 62563 or phone 217-498-9208 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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