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Upland Wildlife Management

Upland Wildlife Management administers various projects related to agricultural lands and grasslands owned and or managed by the Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Proper management of these critical lands are vital to the health of grassland wildlife. Pheasants, quail, and rabbits thrive in grassy fields, roadsides and ditches. Undisturbed grasslands also benefit mallard ducks and songbirds such as meadowlarks, dickcissels and grasshopper sparrows which nest in the tall native grasses and wildflowers seen in rural Illinois in the spring. Visit our Upland Game Hunting Site for more information on how to obtain a permit, upland game season dates, and how to report your harvest.