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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 80
  • Habitat: Habitat establishment on this area has included the planting of a mixture of legumes (such as clover and alfalfa), grain crops, and warm season grasses, as well as the creation of shrub windbreaks. The area contains a constructed wetland. 
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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 must note regulations which are posted at the site before hunting.
  • It is illegal to park anywhere on the site except in the designated parking lots or for unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any trail.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Deer hunting not permitted

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting not permitted
  • Rabbits
    • Requires a site-specific permit which is allocated by the IDNR Springfield permit office. Dates to submit permit applications for the drawing will be publicly announced. Information can be found in the Illinois Hunting Digest or by contacting 217-782-6384. One permit will be issued for each hunt day.
    • Each permit holder may be accompanied by 3 hunting partners.
    • All hunting must be with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu-flu arrows only; no broadheads).
    • Each permit holder must complete and return a hunter harvest survey report to the IDNR by Feb 15.
    • Hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.
    • Free hunting permit dates are generally the first weekend in November and each Wednesday and Saturday in November, and then each Thursday and Sunday in December.

Upland Birds

  • Pheasant, Quail, and Hungarian Partridge
    • Upland bird hunting by site-specific permit only which are allocated by the IDNR Springfield permit office. Dates to submit permit applications for the drawing will be publicly announced. Information can be found in the Illinois Hunting Digest or by contacting 217-782-6384.
    • One permit will be issued for each hunt day.
    • Each permit holder may be accompanied by 3 hunting partners.
    • Free hunting permit dates are generally the first weekend in November and each Wednesday and Saturday in November, and then each Thursday and Sunday in December.
    • All hunting must be with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu – flu arrows only and no broadheads).
    • Each permit holder must complete and return a hunter harvest survey report to the IDNR by February 15th.

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Furbearer trapping not permitted
  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting not permitted

Amenities

  • None