The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced today that it suspended hunting programs at the Des Plaines Game Propagation Center until further notice. The closure is due to the damage at the facility caused by severe weather this past weekend.
The Des Plaines Game Propagation Center (GPC), located at 30550 S. Boathouse Road, Wilmington, sustained significant damage to several buildings, as well as numerous downed trees in the woodlands at the site, causing hazards for site visitors and hunters.
Hunting programs at the Des Plaines GPC will be suspended until further notice while the IDNR proceeds with damage assessment and cleanup, including removal of dangerous trees and repairs to facilities damaged in the storm.
Hunting programs remain open at the nearby Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area.