IDNR encourages people to learn about how to live with wildlife in
Human-wildlife interaction increases in spring and summer
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[April 08, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Spring and summer
in Illinois bring a variety of interactions between humans and
wildlife -- and occasional conflicts. That's why the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources has partnered with the University of
Illinois Extension Service to create and maintain the Living with
Wildlife in Illinois website. The website is a helpful resource for
Illinoisans who want to learn more about how to coexist with the
wildlife of the state.
"Being close to nature is an amazing experience that everyone should
enjoy, whether at a state park or in your own backyard. When those
encounters become too close, we have an online resource accessible
anytime to get important information. I encourage everyone to take a
few minutes and see what the Living with Wildlife in Illinois
website has to offer," said IDNR Director Marc Miller.
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife/. The website
includes information on native wildlife in the state, how to prevent
wildlife damage and contact information for IDNR wildlife staff,
Conservation Police and nuisance wildlife removal.
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IDNR does not lend traps or remove wildlife from properties.
Individuals in need of having wildlife removed can find a list of
IDNR-licensed nuisance wildlife control operators through the Living
with Wildlife in Illinois website. The private operators will remove
nuisance animals from property or buildings, usually for a fee.
The goal of providing the website is to teach people how to avoid
human-wildlife conflicts through prevention and planning, which can
help to minimize the need to control nuisance animals.
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