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Victoria Pheasant Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 241
  • Habitat: This site features grassland, primarily managed for upland game hunting.
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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.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Deer hunting not permitted

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted

Waterfowl

  • Teal
    • Harvest must be reported at Snakeden Hollow SFWA.
    • Non-toxic shot required
  • Woodcock, Snipe, and Rail
    • Snipe and rail hunting open on statewide opening date but close on Sept 30.
    • Non-toxic shot required

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting not permitted
  • Rabbits
    • Rabbit hunting is by permit only. A free upland game hunt application must be used to apply for rabbit hunts. Online application may be obtained from the IDNR Permit Office or by calling 217-782-7305.
    • Upland hunting is permitted on the 1st and 2nd day of the statewide upland game season, on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in Nov, and on each Thursday and Sunday in Dec. Closing date is Dec 24.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 5 hunting partners, will be allowed each day.
    • Non-toxic shot required

Upland Birds

  • Dove
    • Dove hunting is allowed from Sept 1 -5 from 12 pm – 5 pm. From Sept 6 – 30, statewide times apply.
    • Dove hunting is handled through Snakeden Hollow SFWA. A drawing will be held at 11am if more hunters apply to hunt than can be accommodated.
    • Dove harvest must be reported at Snakeden Hollow SFWA.
    • Non-toxic shot required
  • Pheasant and Quail
    • Upland game hunting is by permit only. A free upland game hunt application must be used to apply for these hunts. Application dates – publicly announced. Online application may be obtained from the IDNR Permit Office or by calling 217-782-7305.
    • Pheasant and quail hunting is permitted on the 1st and 2nd day of the statewide upland game season, on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in Nov, and on each Thursday and Sunday in Dec. Closing date is Dec 24.
    • Only 1 upland hunting party, consisting of the permit holder, and no more than 5 hunting partners will be allowed each day.
    • Non-toxic shot required
    • Pheasant and quail hunters must wear blaze orange apparel.

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Trapping season starts at sunrise on Dec 26.
    • Site requires use of windshield card, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
    • A drawing to allocate annual trapping rights is held at the Snakeden Hollow SFWA office on opening day of goose season at 10 am.
    • Only Egg traps, Dog Proof traps, box traps, cage traps, or traps of similar design may be used for land sets. 
    • Body gripping traps must have a jaw spread of 10″ or less and be completely submerged underwater.
  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting not permitted

Amenities

  • Hunting
  • Trapping