Wildlife Illinois

Hunt Planner

Announcements

Spring turkey 1st lottery open

Paul C Burris State Habitat Area

Contact Info

Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 376
  • Habitat: rolling grasslands, mature and early successional woodlands and riparian woodlands along the West Branch of Hurricane Creek. Note: Hurricane Creek is subject to rapid changes in water levels. The shallow-water ford is not accessible to vehicles and crossing should not be attempted during high water.
  • Digital Map
  • Printable Map

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.
  • Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended from September 15-January 31. Any tree stand or ground blind left unattended must be legibly marked with the owner’s name, address and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.

Deer

  • Archery
    • Hunting only allowed October 1-31.
    • Persons wanting to archery hunt must call Fox Ridge State Park between August 1-31 to be included in the drawing.
  • Firearm

Turkey

  • Spring
  • Fall or Youth turkey seasons not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Hunting only during August 1-September 30.
  • Rabbits
    • Requires site-specific permit via the statewide upland game permit lottery.
    • Hunting will be permitted on 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 December 24th.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Upland Birds

  • Pheasant and Quail
    • Requires site-specific permit via the statewide upland game permit lottery.
    • Hunting will be permitted on 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 December 24th.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting is not permitted at this site
  • Trapping
    • Must use only Egg traps, D-P (Dog-proof) traps, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design for land sets. 

Amenities

  • None