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Wildcat Hollow State Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 675
  • Habitat: Rolling prairie with hidden pothole wetlands and moist soil areas, surrounded by state forest that helps create a heterogeneity of habitats for wildlife.

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 tree stands unattended from September 15-January 31. Stands must be legibly marked with owner’s name, address and telephone number.
  • No camping is allowed on site.
  • Species-specific rules:


  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations prevail, but archery deer hunting will not be allowed during the regular firearm, muzzleloader, and late-winter firearm deer seasons, except for the last 3 days of the late-winter season.
  • Firearm, Muzzleloader, Youth, Late-Winter
    • Statewide regulations


  • Spring and Fall Archery
    • Statewide regulations
  • Shotgun Turkey hunting is not permitted.


  • Rail and Snipe
    • Contact site for more information
  • No other waterfowl hunting offered


  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations

Upland Birds

  • Dove and Quail
    • Statewide regulations
  • Woodcock
    • Contact site for more information


  • Hunting
    • 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
  • Trapping
    • No furbearer trapping offered


  • None