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Willow Creek State Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 197
  • Habitat: mix of forest and restored prairie vegetation with mostly warm season grasses. Small creek runs through forest.
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Site Specific Info

Deer

  • Archery
    • Hunting only permitted from 1-31 October.
    • Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended from September 15 through January 31 and must be legibly marked with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrel
    • Season is from August 1 through September 30.
    • Hunters may use shotguns, rimfire rifles, black powder rifles, or air rifles.
  • Rabbit
    • Hunting is only allowed by statewide lottery permit.
    • Hunting will be permitted on 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 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Upland Birds

  • Pheasant & Quail
    • Hunting is only allowed by statewide lottery permit.
    • Hunting will be permitted on 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 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Hunting is not permitted
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations
    • Trapping allowed, but must use only Egg traps, D-P (Dog-proof) traps, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design for land sets.

Amenities

  • None