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Young wildlife needs to be left alone during breeding season

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone.During the breeding season, IDNR representatives say well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession of young wildlife such as young rabbits, fawn deer, baby birds and other animals that may appear to have been orphaned or abandoned. In nearly all cases, the birds and animals are still being fed and cared for by their parents, although they likely will stay away from nests or dens if people are present.The Illinois Wildlife Code provides legal protection for . . .

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