University of Illinois Extension

Report Unusual Wildlife Sightings to IDNR

Please take a moment to review information on unusual sightings before submitting your report to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Observer Information
999-999-9999
Five-digit code, like 61820
Animal Information
mm/dd/yyyy
hh:mm am/pm
stub, ¼ body, ½ body, long as body
coloration, behavior, track size, etc.
photographs, tracks, carcass
Other Information
names, phone numbers, addresses
e.g. nearest captive animal facility
dist. to nearest town, road intersection, etc.