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Maxine Loy Land and Water Reserve

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 213
  • Habitat: Grasslands of native prairie and redtop grasses, a wooded riparian zone beside a creek, and ephemeral wetlands characterize this area.
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Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of windshield card, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunters should avoid disturbance to the natural community due to the presence of endangered species; therefore, hunters must not use an off-road vehicle or enter a restricted area.
  • Hunters should be extremely careful not to injure or kill any non-targeted species.
  • Hunters should refraining from hunting within 100 yards of dwelling.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations prevail.
    • Windshield card is required.
    • Non-piercing, portable tree stands or ground blinds may be used and must be removed at the end of each day.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting is not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting is not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrel
    • Squirrel hunting is not permitted.
  • Rabbits
    • A free upland game permit is required for rabbit hunting.
      • One permit per each Wednesday of the upland game hunting season may be issued from the Springfield permit office via the “Free Upland Game Permit” process.
    • Each permit holder is allowed to bring 3 hunting partners.
    • Permits which are issued for dates after the close of bobwhite quail hunting season will be for rabbit hunting only.
    • Rabbit hunters will be required to return their harvest cards prior to Feb.15th.

Upland Birds

  • Quail
    • A free upland game permit is required for quail hunting.
      • One permit per each Wednesday of the upland game hunting season will be issued from the Springfield permit office via the “Free Upland Game Permit” process.
      • An application must be submitted online for a lottery drawing to be held in August. www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame.
    • Each permit holder is allowed to bring 3 hunting partners.
    • Permits which are issued for dates after the close of bobwhite quail hunting season will be for rabbit hunting only.
  • Pheasants
    • Rarely present at the site; but if seen, a rooster pheasant may be harvested by a hunter with a free upland game permit.
  • Upland bird hunters will be required to return their harvest cards prior to Feb.15th.

Furbearers

  • Furbearer trapping and furbearer hunting are not permitted.

Amenities

  • None