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Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Begin October 1, 2021!

Saybrook Pheasant Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 646
  • Habitat: Open grasslands divided into 5 parcels. Some parcels contain small, seasonal wetlands and/or limited wooded riparian areas. Active grassland habitat management will occur on the site. These activities are designed to improve upland habitat.
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Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Site requires a Free Upland Game Permit issued via state lottery to be held in August. Permit applications can be found here.
    • Permits are issued for 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 24.
    • Only 2 parties consisting of the permit holder and no more than 5 companions will be allowed each day.
    • All upland hunting must be done with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu flu arrows only)
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Deer hunting not permitted.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrel hunting not permitted.
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations, but requires a free upland game permit obtained via statewide lottery.
    • Permits are issued for 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 Dec 24.
    • Only 2 parties consisting of the permit holder and no more than 5 hunting partners will be allowed each day.

Upland Birds

  • Pheasant & Quail
    • Statewide regulations, but requires a free upland game permit obtained via statewide lottery.
    • Permits are issued for 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 Dec 24.
    • Only 2 parties consisting of the permit holder and no more than 5 hunting partners will be allowed each day.

Furbearers

  • Furbearer hunting not permitted.
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations, except season begins at sunrise on December 26 – February 15.
    • Requires a site specific permit obtained via lottery and a windshield card.
    • Applicants must submit their name to the site office before the Tuesday prior to the opening of the North Zone trapping season.
      • Site Office: Moraine View State Recreation Area, 27374 Moraine View Park Rd., LeRoy, IL 61752. Phone: (309) 724-8032
    • Trapping permit must be in possession while trapping on the site.
    • Only Egg Traps®, D-P (Dog-Proof) Traps®, Lil Grizz Get’rz®, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may be used for land sets

Amenities

  • Designated Parking Lots