Trapping Conservation and Self-Reliance News

Furbearer Grant Application Period Open Through May 24, 2024
May 8, 2024 06:26 ET

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is currently accepting applications for the State Furbearer Fund Special Funds Grant Program until May 24. The State Furbearer Fund provides grants to not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, educational institutions, and corporations for projects benefiting fur-bearing mammals and enhancing hunting and trapping opportunities.

"Fur-bearing mammals are defined as badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, grey fox, mink, muskrat, otter, opossum, raccoon, red fox, skunk, least weasel, and long-tailed weasel."

Grants from this fund support various activities and programs aimed at educating hunters, trappers, and the public about fur-bearing mammals, providing training on hunting and trapping techniques and laws, conducting scientific research on fur-bearing mammal ecology, conservation, or management, and enhancing public fur-bearing mammal habitat management areas within Illinois.

"Prior to applying, an entity must be registered and current in the state's GATA portal. All applications will be accepted online in the Amplifund online portal."

For further inquiries or assistance, individuals can contact 217-785-4416 or email More information on current state funding opportunities can be found online.