Public waterfowl blind drawings take into account FOID card delays
The June 28 issue of Illinois Outdoor News includes an article on the annual Public Waterfowl Blind drawings, which are set for July and August. As noted in the article, DNR is taking into consideration the ongoing delays in the state's FOID card system. Many hunters whose FOID cards expired this year waited to apply for a renewal. That turned out to be a bad decision, as FOID backlogs have resulted in 60-, 90- and even 120-day waits for a new card.
According to DNR, those registering for the waterfowl blind drawings must "possess a current Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card from the Illinois State Police unless exempted by law. Expired FOID cards are not acceptable. However, applicants will be allowed in the drawing if they present the cashed check from their FOID card application dated at least 30 days before the blind drawing date."
Read the June 28 issue to lean more about the dates and locations for the drawings.