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From: Jack Cunningham
Springfield, IL
please settle a bet. my buddy says sea gulls in Illinois are protected. Really? in south carolina we shot them as garbage birds.

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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
Your buddy wins this one. Gulls are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. They are also protected in Illinois under 520 ILCS 5/2.2.

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