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Trapping permit drawings at state sites in October

October 02, 2013 at 08:18 AM

Illinois Department of Natural Resources


Trapping Permits Drawing in Pittsfield:

The IDNR will conduct a public drawing for the allocation of three Furbearer Trapping Permits – two for the Ray Norbut State Fish and Wildlife Area in Pike Co. (one for the main site near Valley City and the other for a satellite property near East Hannibal) – and the other permit for Weinberg-King State Park - Spunky Bottoms Unit in Brown Co. The drawings will be held at the IDNR Pittsfield Office at 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 16. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. at the office, which is located on Highway 106 West in Pittsfield. The permits will be valid for a two-year period. All persons entering the drawing must have a current 2013 trapping license in possession. The person whose name is drawn must be in attendance. Trapping will be allowed on the sites in conjunction with the statewide season dates and regulations. Some restrictions may apply. For additional information, call Weinberg-King State Park (217-392-2345) or the IDNR Pittsfield office (217-285-2221).

Sangchris Lake Trapping Permit Drawing:

One trapping permit will be awarded at a public drawing to be held on Sat., Oct. 19 at Sangchris Lake State Park, 9898 Cascade Road, Rochester, IL 62563. Registration for the drawing will begin at 10 a.m. at the site office, and the drawing will be held at 11 a.m. Trapping will be permitted in the designated area from the statewide opening until Jan. 25, 2014, and include the extended spring season for mink and muskrat through Feb. 15, 2014; and, beaver and otter trapping, which are allowed through Mar. 31, 2014. A 2012 or 2013 trapping license or trapper education card will be required to register for the drawing. Two names will be allowed on the permit and registrants must be in attendance for the drawing. For more information about trapping opportunities, contact Sangchris Lake State Park at 217-498-9208.

Trapping at Coffeen Lake:

Trapping permits will be awarded at a public drawing to be held on Fri., Oct. 25 at Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Coffeen. Registration for the drawing will begin at 10 a.m. at the site office, and the drawing will be held at 11 a.m. Trapping will be permitted in the designated areas from the statewide opening until Jan. 25, 2014, and include the extended spring season for mink and muskrat through Feb. 15, 2014, and beaver and otter trapping which are allowed through Mar. 31, 2014. A 2012 or 2013 trapping license or trapper education card will be required to register for the drawing. For more information about trapping opportunities, contact Coffeen Lake SFWA at 217-537-3351.

Weldon Spring Trapping Drawing:

A drawing to determine trapping privileges at Weldon Springs State Park will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 25. Trappers interested must apply to the park office prior to the drawing by calling 217-935-2644. Applicants for the lottery drawing must provide their name, address, phone number, and trapping license number. One trapper will be drawn to trap beaver, muskrat and raccoon, and statewide regulations and season dates apply. For more information, phone the Weldon Springs site office at 217-935-2644 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Trapping at Beaver Dam:

Two trapping permits will be awarded at a public drawing to be held on Mon., Oct. 28 at Beaver Dam State Park, Plainview. Registration for the drawing will begin at 10 a.m. at the site office for the drawing at 11 a.m. Trapping will be permitted in the designated areas from the statewide opening until Jan. 25, 2014, and include the extended spring season for mink and muskrat through Feb. 15, 2014 and beaver and otter trapping, which are allowed through Mar. 31, 2014. A 2012 or 2013 trapping license or trapper education card will be required to register for the drawing. For more information about trapping opportunities, contact Beaver Dam State Park at 217-854-8020.

Trapping at Horseshoe Lake (Madison Co.):

Six trapping permits will be awarded at a public drawing to be held Mon., Oct. 28 at the site headquarters of Horseshoe Lake State Park, Granite City. Registration for the drawing will begin at 10 a.m. at the site office, and the drawing will be held at 11 a.m. Four permits will be allocated for Horseshoe Lake State Park, and trapping will be permitted from the statewide opening, with the exception that during waterfowl season live traps and land sets only will be permitted.

At the close of waterfowl season, all trapping will be permitted following statewide regulations. The remaining two permits will be allocated to the satellite site Gabaret, Mosenthein and Chouteau Island Area. Statewide regulations will be in effect for this area, including the extended spring season for mink and muskrat through Feb. 15, 2014, and beaver and otter trapping will be allowed for all areas through Mar. 31, 2014. A 2012 or 2013 trapping license or trapper education card will be required to register for the drawing. For more information about trapping opportunities, contact Horseshoe Lake State Park at 618-931-0270.

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