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Some public areas open for youth deer hunt

October 08, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Several Illinois public areas will be open for the youth either-sex firearm deer hunt Saturday and Sunday.

Permits for this season are still available over-the-counter from DNR Direct license and permit vendors.

Bowhunters are reminded they must wear blaze orange while hunting during the two-day youth hunt.

Here’s a list of the public sites open to the hunt. Some sites may have specific rules, so check ahead.

  • Adams - Mississippi River Pools 21 and 22;
  • Adams/Brown - Siloam Springs;
  • Alexander – Cape Bend SFWA*, Horseshoe Lake SFWA*;
  • Calhoun/Jersey - Mississippi River SFWA;
  • Clinton – Carlyle Lake – East Fork Unit*
  • Crawford – Crawford County SFWA;
  • Effingham – Wildcat Hollow SHA;
  • Fayette – Carlyle Lake SFWA*
  • Franklin - Campbell Pond SHA;
  • Hancock – Cedar Glen SNA;
  • Henderson – Mississippi River – Pool 18;
  • Jackson – Giant City SP, Kinkaid Lake SFWA; Burning Star 5(Contact 618-993-7148 for specific hunt details)
  • Jasper – Meeker SHA, Newton Lake SFWA;
  • Jefferson/Franklin - Rend Lake SFWA and COE managed areas of Rend Lake;
  • Jefferson/Hamilton - Ten Mile Creek SFWA;
  • Jersey – Copperhead Hollow SFWA, Pere Marquette SP;
  • Jo Daviess - Apple River Canyon(Salem/Thompson Units), Hanover Bluff, Rall Woods (Falling Down Prairie), Tapley Woods, Upper Mississippi River FWR – Lost Mound Unit(special permit required from USFWS), Wards Grove;
  • Johnson – Cache River SNA, Cypress Pond SNA, Deer Pond SNA, Ferne Clyffe – Cedar Draper Units only, Glass Hill SNA, Skinner Farm SHA;
  • Knox – Spoon River SF;
  • Lawrence - Chauncey Marsh;
  • Lee – Green River SWA;
  • Marshall - Marshall SFWA;
  • Mason – Sand Ridge SF;
  • Massac – Fort Massac SP, Mermet Lake SFWA, Seilbeck Forest SNA*;
  • Mercer – Mississippi River – Pool 17;
  • Moultrie – Lake Shelbyville Project Lands in Moultrie County including Shelbyville SFWA;
  • Montgomery – Coffeen Lake SFWA(Upland Management Area only);
  • Peoria – Portions of Marshall SFWA;
  • Perry – Pyramid SRA;
  • Pike - Mississippi River(Pool 24), Ray Norbut SFWA;
  • Pope – Dixon Springs SP, Dog Island;
  • Randolph - Turkey Bluffs SFWA;
  • Randolph/St. Clair/Monroe - Kaskaskia River;
  • Saline – Saline County SFWA;
  • Sangamon – Sangamon River SFWA;
  • Shelby – Hidden Springs SF, Lake Shelbyville Project Lands in Shelby County (NOT including Wolf Creek and Eagle Creek State Parks);
  • Schuyler/Brown - Weinberg King SFWA including Scripps and Spunky Bottoms units;
  • Tazewell – Mackinaw SFWA*
  • Union – Devil’s Island SFWA, Trail of Tears SF, and Union County SFWA. NOTE: * New sites for 2009

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