Quinn signs bill to change muskrat trapping
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation amending the muskrat trapping season in Illinois.
Quinn signed House Bill 6 on Tuesday. It takes effect immediately.
The law permits muskrats to be taken by a submerged trap during an open season to be set every year by the state director of natural resources.
According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, muskrats live in every county in the state, usually in ponds and other bodies of water. Some of the highest numbers are in the northeastern and northwestern regions.