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Ramsey Lake State Park

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 1,610
  • Habitat: Small crop fields, brushy draws and briar thickets and mature oak-hickory forest
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  • Printable Map

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter
  • Site requires use of windshield card (unless otherwise noted), and 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 must remove tree stands daily
  • All hunting is by shotgun or archery only
  • Species-specific rules:


  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.


  • Fall Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Spring
    • Statewide regulations apply.


  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.


  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations
  • Rabbits
    • Site specific permit required. Contact site for more information
    • Non-toxic shot required
    • Hunting is on Wednesdays only

Upland Birds

  • Quail
    • Site specific permit required. Contact site for more information
    • Non- toxic shot required
    • Hunting is on Wednesdays only
  • Dove
    • No windshield card needed.
    • A daily drawing will be held 1 1/2-1 hour before sunrise. A daily quota of 30 hunters will be drawn
    • September 1-5:
      • Hours are sunrise-11:30 a.m
      • Hunters allocated through permit lottery through the Springfield office
    • September 6-30:
      • Hours are statewide hunting hours
      • Hunters allocated through daily on-site drawing
    • Hunters are not allowed to leave without first checking out
    • All dove hunting must be from within 10 feet of staked location
  • Rail and Snipe
    • Statewide regulations until rabbit season begins then hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


  • Hunting
    • Shotgun or Archery Only
  • Trapping
    • Requires a site specific permit that will be issued via a public drawing held on the last Friday in October. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the drawing will be at 8 a.m.