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Online pheasant hunting applications available Aug. 5

August 01, 2013 at 07:34 AM

Prairie State Outdoors


Online applications for Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ controlled pheasant hunting sites are available beginning Aug. 5.

DNR operates 15 sites, while concessionaire T. Miller, Inc. operates the other four.

On DNR-operated sites, the daily permit fee is $30 for resident hunters and $35 for nonresident hunters.

Hunters must buy the permits in advance.

Visit: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov and click “Upland Game” from the drop down menu under the “Hunting/Trapping” button on the toolbar.

Then click on "Controlled Pheasant Areas" under the “Quick Links” heading.

Applications for the first drawing are available through Aug. 12.

Controlled pheasant hunting sites:

Of the 15 sites operated by the DNR, five provide only the Illinois youth pheasant hunt opportunity for young hunters between the ages of 10-15.

*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

*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.

*Johnson Sauk Trail State Park 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

*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.


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