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Revis Hill Prairie Nature Preserve

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 420
  • Habitat: This site is characterized by native hill prairie on the upper reaches and by upland forest in the lower reaches and in the numerous ravines dissecting the area.
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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, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunting is allowed north of the blacktop on the south boundary of the property.
  • Hunters must remove tree stands from the area at the end of the days’ hunt. Only one portable tree stand or ground blind allowed per hunter.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations
    • Prescribed fire may be conducted during archery hunting season. Notification to the public for prescribed burning will be posted on the Sand Ridge State Forest web page and Sand Ridge telephone answering machine, 309-597-2212. Additionally, prior to igniting any prescribed fire a horn will sound 3 times to notify any person within the burn unit they must exit the area within 45 minutes. A second horn will sound 3 times 15 minutes after the first, indicating 30 minutes to exit area.
  • Firearm
    • Statewide regulations
    • Requires a site-specific permit. Permit available through lottery drawing from the Springfield permit office.

Turkey

  • No turkey hunting is offered.

Waterfowl

  • No waterfowl hunting is offered.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • No squirrel/rabbit hunting is offered.

Upland Birds

  • No upland bird hunting is offered.

Furbearers

  • No furbearer hunting/trapping is offered.

Amenities

  • None