A committee of the
Will County Board of Commissioners recently voted to
establish two firearm deer seasons on Will County Forest
Preserve District Property. This proposal will go before
the full County Board on June 10th.
If passed, this extremely important piece of wildlife
management legislation would open up tremendous hunting
opportunities for families living in Chicago’s south and
southwest suburbs. Additionally, allowing firearm
seasons on the forest district land would reduce the
huge excess population of deer in the area. As a result,
our hunting traditions and the quality of the herd would
both be greatly enhanced.
Of course, passage of this proposal by the full board is
not a done deal. Strong opposition as been expressed by
anti-hunting and animal rights activists. We can expect
this opposition to grow as the vote of the full board
If you would like to see an expansion of hunting
opportunities on Will County Forest Preserve District
land, here is what you must do:
1. Call the Will County Board at (815) 740-4602 and
politely tell the person who answers the phone that you
are a law abiding sportsman and that you would like to
ask the full board to support the proposal to establish
2 firearm deer hunting seasons on Will County Forest
Preserve District lands.
2. E-mail the county board at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell the
board that you are a law abiding sportsman and that you
would like to ask the full board to support the proposal
to establish 2 firearm deer hunting seasons on Will
County Forest Preserve District lands.
3. If you can attend the full board meeting on June 10th
at 9:30 AM, 2nd Floor, Will County Building, 302 N.
Chicago, Joliet, IL, then please do so. Remember to
politely express your support for the proposal to
establish 2 firearm deer hunting seasons on Will County
Forest Preserve District lands.
4. Tell all your hunting buddies to follow steps 1-3
5. Post this information to any and all internet blogs
or bulletin boards to which you belong.
6. If you are not a member of the Illinois State Rifle
Association, go to
isra.org/join and join today so that we may continue
to work on your behalf to preserve and protect your
hunting heritage! You can also join over the phone