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Ray Norbut State Fish and Wildlife Area

Ray Norbut SFWA

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 1,290
  • Habitat: This area is rolling with steep hills and deep hollows, covered with mature timber of oak-hickory type. The entire area is well supplied with water from springs interspersed throughout the area. Agricultural leases maintain open areas to provide habitat diversity.
  • 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.
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended. Stands must be portable and labeled with owner’s name, address and telephone number.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Firearm
  • Muzzleloader
    • Pike County Muzzleloader Permit required.  Not valid at site during second portion of Regular Firearm deer season.
  • Late-Winter
    • Season will be announced each fall if opened.
    • If season opened, statewide regulations apply.  
  • Youth
    • Statewide regulations apply.                

Turkey

  • Statewide regulations apply.

Waterfowl

  • Statewide regulations apply

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations

Upland Birds

  • Dove
    • Statewide regulations
    • Hunters must hunt at staked sites from Sept 1 – 5
    • Non-toxic shot required
  • Quail
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Woodcock
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Crow
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Snipe
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Rail
    • Statewide regulations apply.

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations apply.
    • Coyote and skunk season runs concurrent with statewide fox season.
    • Groundhog hunting not permitted.
    • No centerfire rifles allowed
  • Trapping
    • Furbearer trapping not permitted at this site.

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Ray Norbut – East Hannibal Unit

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 46
  • Habitat: The site lies adjacent to the Mississippi River on the dry side of a levee. It is characterized by regenerating bottomland woodlands and associated wetlands and drainage ditches.
  • Digital Map
  • Printable Map

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended. Stands must be portable and legibly marked with owner’s name, address and telephone number.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.

Turkey

  • Fall Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.
    • Fall archery turkey season is the only season to harvest turkeys on this site.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrel or rabbit hunting not permitted.

Upland Birds

  • Upland bird hunting not permitted.

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting not permitted at this site.
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations
    • Rimfire rifles .22 caliber and smaller may be used from sunset to sunrise.
    • Furbearer hunting closed during Firearm Deer Season
      • Hunters with a valid, unfilled firearm deer permit for the hunt area may take coyotes during legal hours of the firearm deer season. Otherwise, the use of shotgun slugs to take furbearing mammals is prohibited on state sites.
    • Coyote and striped skunk season coincides with the statewide fox season.
    • Windshield Card required

Amenities

Ray Norbut – Dutch Creek Unit

Site Contact Info

Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 410
  • Habitat: This site lies at the base of the Mississippi River bluff. It is characterized by retired bluff top crop fields bisected by deep ravines. The ravines are dominated by oak/hickory forest components.
  • 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.
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended. Stands must be portable and labeled with owner’s name, address and telephone number.

Species-specific rules

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.
  • Firearm
  • Muzzleloader
    • Pike County muzzleloader permit is required. Permit is not valid during the second portion of the regular firearm deer season.
  • Youth
    • Youth must obtain Pike County permit and must apply by a sign-in at the site. Contact the site office for more details.

Turkey

  • Spring
  • Youth
    • Youth hunters should inquire at site. Quota is filled by sign-in at site
  • Fall Shotgun
    • Statewide regulations appy.
  • Fall Archery
    • Statewide regulations apply.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations apply.
    • .17 and .22 caliber rimfires is allowed.
  • Rabbits
    • Season opens the day after the end of the regular firearm deer season.

Upland Birds

  • Quail
    • Season opens day after the end of the regular firearm deer season.

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations
    • Opens the day after second firearm deer season
    • Rimfire rifles .22 caliber and smaller may be used from sunset to sunrise.
    • Furbearer hunting closed during Firearm Deer Season
      • Hunters with a valid, unfilled firearm deer permit for the hunt area may take coyotes during legal hours of the firearm deer season. Otherwise, the use of shotgun slugs to take furbearing mammals is prohibited on state sites.
    • Coyote and striped skunk season coincides with the statewide fox season.
    • Windshield Card required

Amenities