University of Illinois Extension


Living with Wildlife in Illinois was developed by:

University of Illinois Extension

Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Daniel R. Ludwig, Ph.D.
Regional Wildlife Biologist
Bob Bluett
Certified Wildlife Biologist
Roy S. Domazlicky
Urban Waterfowl Project Manager
Marty Jones
Urban Deer Project Manager
Darryl T. Coates
District Wildlife Biologist

Technical Design

Steve Severinghaus
Former Extension Specialist, Web Development
Jane Scherer
Former Director of Web Development

Special Thanks

Thanks to the Illinois Department of Public Health for assistance during the preparation of this web site.

Thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services for assistance during the preparation of this website.

Subject Matter Reviewers

Larry David
Wildlife Biologist (retired)
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Joyce Hofmann, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist / Mammalogist
Illinois Natural History Survey
David Horn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Millikin University
David Shiley
Extension Educator, Natural Resources Management
University of Illinois Extension


The photos displayed on this website are for noncommercial use of the general public. The photographer shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest to the photographs. Photographs are copyrighted and may not be used without the written permission of the photographer.


The Living with Wildlife in Illinois website was developed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and University of Illinois Extension in partial fulfillment of project W-147-T. This project was funded, in part, through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's State Wildlife Grant Program.

Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion or other non merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Ill. 62702 1271; 217/785 0067; TTY 217/782 9175.

This information may be provided in an alternative format if required. Contact the DNR Clearinghouse at 217/782 7498 for assistance.

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