photo from IDNR

If it doesn't have a motor, you don't need a state license to float it on an Illinois lake, river, or pond.

The state's Department of Natural Resources yesterday announced that it is doing away with stamps for non-motorized watercraft.

Ed Cross with DNR says the stamps proved tough to attach to some kayaks and canoes.

Illinois had charged six dollars for a stamp for paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks.

The change takes effect June 1st.