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Jubilee College State Park

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 2,900
  • Habitat: Mature timber stand, shrubby brush land, grassland and old field acreage, and cropland characterize the several drainage systems, rolling ridges, and valley associated with the Jubilee Creek area.
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Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • The hunting area is divided into zones (A through E) and designated fields. Several internal restricted areas exist. Hunters should observe postings about designated hunting areas and restricted areas.
  • Registered hunters are not allowed to leave the park in pursuit of downed game.
  • All hunters are required to sign-in and sign-out at the hunter check station located on Brimfield – Jubilee Road or at the main office before and after each hunt.
  • Shotguns must be used for taking game, with the exception that archery is allowed for taking deer and turkey.
  • Hunters must hunt in designated areas only and must not take weapons outside of the designated hunt area when retrieving game.
  • Persons must park in designated parking areas and may not enter upon trail or off-road areas.

Deer

  • A hunter who field dresses a deer or deposits deer parts must do so beyond 100 feet of a trail or developed area on site.
  • During archery and firearm deer seasons, one portable non-piercing tree stand is allowed per permit holder.
  • Hunters must not participate in a deer drive at this site.
  • Archery
    • In Zones A, B, and E archery deer season opens on Oct 1 and closes at the end of statewide season but is closed during firearm deer seasons.
    • In Zone C archery deer hunting opens on Nov 1 and closes at the end of the statewide archery season but is closed during firearm seasons.
    • Only one tree stand or ground blind is allowed per deer hunter. Tree stands and ground blinds must be portable and must be removed at the end of each day.
    • Check-in, check-out
  • Firearm
    • Hunters must possess a site-specific firearm deer permit which is valid only for the season listed on the permit. Permit is allocated through the regular statewide drawing
    • Firearm deer hunting is permitted during the 1st and 2nd firearm deer season. No late winter season even if open in Peoria County.
    • Firearm hunting is permitted in Zones A, B, and D.
    • All firearm deer hunters must check-in at the manned check station at the Jubilee College State Park maintenance building.
    • Permit holders must register at the check station by 5:00 a.m. each day of the hunt. Unvalidated permits are void after 5:00 a.m.
    • Vacancies each day will be filled by a drawing held at 5:00 a.m. Vacancies may be filled by any person holding a valid hunting license, Habitat Stamp, and Firearm Owner Identification Card, unless exempt. Standby hunters will be issued a one-day site-specific deer permit at the check station and charged a permit fee of $5.
    • Tree stands may be erected the day before the first season and must be removed by the day after the end of the second season. Any tree stand left unattended overnight must be legibly marked with the owner’s name, address and telephone number.
    • All hunters must check out and report harvest.
    • Registered firearm deer hunters and stand-by hunters must attend a mandatory safety meeting prior to the hunt.
  • Muzzleloader
    • Hunters must possess a site-specific muzzleloader deer permit which is valid only for the season listed on the permit. Permit is allocated through the regular statewide drawing
    • Closed during the second firearm deer season
    • Muzzleloader hunting is permitted in Zones A, B, and D.
    • Hunting is prohibited in marked zones
    • All muzzleloader deer hunters must check-in at the manned check station at the Jubilee College State Park maintenance building.
    • Permit holders must register at the check station by 5:00 a.m. each day of the hunt. Unvalidated permits are void after 5:00 a.m.
    • Vacancies each day will be filled by a drawing held at 5:00 a.m. Vacancies may be filled by any person holding a valid hunting license, Habitat Stamp, and Firearm Owner Identification Card, unless exempt. Standby hunters will be issued a one-day site-specific deer permit at the check station and charged a permit fee of $5.
    • Tree stands may be erected the day before the muzzleloading season and must be removed by the day after the muzzleloading season
    • All hunters must check out and report harvest.
  • Disabled Hunt
    • Coincides with first and second firearm deer season
    • Permit applications may be obtained from the site office, and completed applications must be returned to the office by the third Friday in October
    • Disabled hunters must possess a Class P2A disability card in order to be eligible for the drawing
    • Hunter safety course not required

Turkey

  • Fall Archery
    • Allowed within Zones A and B
    • All hunters are required to sign-in and sign-out at the hunter check station located on Brimfield – Jubilee Road or at the main office before and after hunt.
  • Spring
    • Requires a site-specific permit.
    • Within Zones A and B spring turkey hunting is allowed in the season dictated by statewide rule for Northern Zone.
    • All hunters are required to sign-in and sign-out at the hunter check station located on Brimfield – Jubilee Road or at the main office before and after hunt.
    • The hunter check station is manned during spring turkey season for the blind drawings.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting is allowed in Zone A.
    • Hunters must check in and out and report harvest.
    • Hunting with .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms, or muzzleloading black powder rifles is NOT allowed.
    • Hunting with .25 caliber or smaller air rifles is allowed.
  • Rabbits
    • Rabbit hunting is allowed in Zone A.
    • Hunters must check in and out and report harvest.
    • Non-toxic shot (#3 steel or other equivalent USFWS approved high-density, non-toxic shot) is required.
    • Blaze orange cap and outer garment is to be worn.
    • Closed during all site firearm deer hunting.

Upland Birds

  • Dove
    • Allowed in Zone A and B in designated fields
    • Hunting allowed only on opening day, Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Labor Day. Any hunt days from September 1-5 will be noon to 5 pm.
    • Statewide hours for any hunt days between September 6-30
    • Non-toxic shot only
    • All hunters are required to sign-in and sign-out at the hunter check station located on Brimfield – Jubilee Road or at the main office before and after each hunt.
  • Youth Dove
    • A one-day youth/adult dove hunt will be held the first weekend day in September or Labor Day, whichever comes first, where both the youth and adult will be permitted to hunt.
    • Hunting hours are from noon to 5 pm. Check-in time is from 10 am to 11 am.
    • Hunter quota will be announced by public news release.
    • All hunters must have a hunting permit and wear a back patch while hunting. Stand-by permits will be available at the site by lottery drawing if vacancies occur.
    • Applicants must be between the ages of 10-17 inclusive, with a valid Illinois hunting license.
    • Each youth must be accompanied by a supervising adult. If the hunter does not have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, the supervising adult is required to have a FOID card.
    • Applicants must contact the Department to obtain a permit reservation. Starting dates and methods for making reservations will be publicly announced. Multiple reservations for the same person will not be accepted and that person will forfeit his right to acquire a reservation for the season.
  • Pheasant, Quail, and Woodcock
    • Upland bird hunting is permitted in Zone A during the seasons for each species but is closed during all site firearm deer hunting.
    • Hunting for pheasant and quail ends at sunset on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
    • All hunters must check in and out and report harvest.
    • Non-toxic shot (#3 steel or other equivalent USFWS approved high-density, non-toxic shot) is required for pheasant and quail.
    • Blaze orange cap and outer garment is to be worn during pheasant and quail seasons.
    • Closed during all site firearm deer hunting.
    • Woodcock season coincides with pheasant and quail season for this site.

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Muskrat, Mink, Raccoon, Opossum, Striped Skunk, Weasel, Gray Fox, Red Fox, Coyote, Badger, River Otter, Beaver, Bobcat, and Woodchuck (Groundhog)
    • A site permit is required and must be in possession while trapping on the area.
    • Permits will be awarded to trap Zones A, B, C, D, and E. Trappers must stay within assigned areas.
    • A drawing will be held prior to the opening of the season. The date of the drawing shall be announced by the Department by public announcement (publicly announced means that the information referred to will be included on the Department’s Internet Home Page at www.dnr.illinois.gov, provided to outdoor writers for newspapers) and the drawing shall be held at the site. Persons participating in the drawing must have either a current or previous year trapping license. Permit applicants must submit name and address to the site prior to drawing.
    • Only Egg Traps®, D-P (Dog-Proof) Traps®, Lil Grizz Get’rz®, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may be used for land sets
    • Only body-gripping traps with a jaw spread of 5 inches or less, foothold traps with a jaw spread of 4½ inches or less and square body-gripping traps with a 10-inch jaw spread may be used for water sets.
    • Snares may be used for water sets.
    • .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms permitted.
  • Hunting
    • Coyote hunting is allowed for a site-permitted deer hunter during firearm seasons in Zones A, B, and D.
    • Hunters must check in and out and report harvest.

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