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Hallsville Pheasant Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 82
  • Habitat:Open Grasslands with limited, wooded riparian area. Active grassland habitat management will be occurring on the site. These activities are designed to improve upland habitat.
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Site Specific Regulations

Deer

  • Archery
    • Season is from October 1-31.
    • Archery Deer requires use of windshield card. Card must displayed on vehicle dashboard and hunters are required to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
    • Hunters must remove their tree stands daily.
  • No other form of Deer hunting permitted.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrel
    • Squirrel Hunting not permitted at this site.
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations, but requires a free upland game permit obtained via statewide lottery.
    • Permits are issued for the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December through Dec 24.
    • All upland hunting must be done with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu flu arrows only).
    • Only 1 party consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions will be allowed each day.

Upland Birds

  • Pheasant & Quail
    • Statewide regulations, but requires a free upland game permit obtained via statewide lottery.
    • Permits are issued for the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December through Dec 24.
    • All upland hunting must be done with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu flu arrows only).
    • Only 1 party consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions will be allowed each day.

Furbearers

  • Furbearer hunting not permitted.
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations, but a site specific permit and free windshield card are required.
      • To obtain a permit, contact Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, 7251 Ranger Road., DeWitt, IL 61735. Phone: (217) 935-8722 Email: dnr.clintonlake@illinois.gov
      • Trapping permit must be in possession while trapping on the site.
    • Only Egg Traps®, D-P (Dog-Proof) Traps®, LilGrizz Get’rz®, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may be used for land sets.

Amenities

  • Designated Parking Lots