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Our Mission

"To provide leadership with the restoration, management and protection of wildlife populations and their habitats, in accordance with the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation."

To carry out this mission and provide purpose, we will adhere to the following goals:

  1. Wildlife Populations: Restore, manage, and/or protect wildlife to ensure viable populations, provide compatible recreational opportunities, and reduce negative interactions with people.

  2. Wildlife Habitats: restore, manage, and protect wildlife habitats to ensure wildlife integrations with people.

  3. Wildlife Customers: Increase customer service with current constituents while working toward expanding the State's customer base. Continue to inform Illinoisans about handling human-wildlife conflicts, private land management, and how IDNR manages wildlife populations.

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