fishing 042723SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Patrick Joyce passed a measure out of committee today that would allow for an easier way to obtain a hunting, fishing, trapping and sportsmen license.

“We are working to provide a practical solution for avid hunters, anglers and trappers in the state,” said Joyce (D-Essex). “It’s a win-win for everyone — making it easier for people to enjoy these hobbies while supporting our state’s conservation efforts.”

House Bill 3677 would allow Illinois residents to obtain a three-year fishing, hunting, sportsmen’s combination or trapping license at three times the cost of an annual one.

Under current law, people have to renew their license for these activities every year. This legislation aims to make the process easier for individuals by allowing them to renew the licenses after three years.

“Many times, people forget to renew their licenses for these activities year after year,” said Joyce. “By switching to three-year license options, we will save people the hassle of renewing them every year while also helping generate more revenue at a time for the state’s conservation efforts.”

House Bill 3677 passed the Senate Agriculture Committee and now waits for further consideration before the full Senate.