Illinois officials say permits for controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois will soon be available.
In a Wednesday news release, state officials say 16 of 20 pheasant hunting sites are operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The others are operated in a private-public partnership.
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The state's reservation system for online permits opens Aug. 4. That's for 15 of the state-operated sites.
The agency's director is Marc Miller. He says it's time for pheasant hunters to start planning.
The daily permit fee for the controlled pheasant program is $30 for resident hunters and $35 for nonresident hunters.