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Illinois hunting and fishing

Controlled pheasant hunting to be offered this fall

July 22, 2011 at 01:29 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

Controlled pheasant hunting will be offered at 19 sites statewide again this year.

Dates and permit reservation information are available online.

Hunters can apply for permits and reservations at 15 Illinois Department of Natural Resources sites starting Aug. 1 – 8 for the first drawing period.

Two additional drawing periods will follow.

To reach the controlled pheasant hunting website, visit http://www.dnr.illinois.gov and click Upland Game from the pull down menu under Hunting /Trapping.

Click “Controlled Pheasant Areas under the Quick Links heading.

Four additional sites are operated under a partnership with concessionaire T. Miller, including Chain O’Lakes State Park in Lake County, Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area in Kendall County, Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area in Fayette County, and Horseshoe Lake State Park in Madison County. 

Information about controlled pheasant hunting at these sites is available on the concessionaire’s website at http://www.tmillerinc.com.

At DNR sites, controlled pheasant hunting fees will remain the same for the 2011-12 season. 

The daily permit fee is $25 for resident hunters and $35 for nonresident hunters. 

Five DNR sites are dedicated to providing hunting opportunity for young hunters between the ages of 10-15. 

Those sites include Mackinaw River State Fish and Wildlife Area in Tazewell County, Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in DeWitt County, Edward Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area in Logan County, Sangchris Lake State Park in Christian and Sangamon Counties and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Randolph County.

Nine sites provide lengthy hunting seasons for hunters as well as special hunting days for young hunters. 

Those include Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area in Henry County, Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area in Will County, Kankakee River State Park in Kankakee County, Iroquois County State Wildlife Area, Moraine View State Recreation Area in McLean County, Sand Ridge State Forest in Mason County, Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass County, Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area in Clinton County, and Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area in Jefferson and Franklin Counties.

The Green River State Wildlife Area in Lee County provides 15 days of controlled pheasant hunting during a season that extends from early November until just before Christmas.

At Des Plaines, Moraine View and Eldon Hazlet, hunting opportunities are available for hunters with disabilities where special vehicles are provided to assist with the hunt.

DNR sites will continue to have a portion of their hunter quota allocated to standby hunters. 

Standby hunters acquire permits and pay permit fees at the site hunter check station on the day of the hunt. 

For those sites involved in the Illinois Youth Pheasant Hunt, standby permits are only available at Edward Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area, Mackinaw River State Fish and Wildlife Area and Sangchris Lake State Park.

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