Conservation Village At The Du Quoin State Fair

Officials are inviting visitors of the DuQuoin State Fair to visit the Conservation Village to learn about outdoor recreation opportunities in Illinois.

The Department of Natural Resources says the village will be open from noon to 8 p.m. each day of the fair — Aug. 24 to Sept. 2.
Agency director Marc Miller says outdoor activities "abound in Illinois, especially in southern Illinois."

Conservation Village will have displays and information. Visitors may speak with Conservation police about regulations governing fishing, hunting and boating. People may get photos taken for hunting and fishing licenses and Firearm Owner's ID cards.

Fishing programs will be offered on the fairground's lake, and the National Wild Turkey Federation Illinoischapter will host a BB gun range for young people.

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