Wildcat Hollow State Habitat Area Hunter Fact Sheet

2013 - 2014 Season

MAP

LOCATION: 15 miles south of Effingham and 2 miles north of Mason in Effingham County. 

Contact Information: Wildcat Hollow SHA is a satellite of Stephen A. Forbes State Park, 6924 Omega Road, Kinmundy, IL 62854. Phone: 618-547-3381

DESCRIPTION: Total acres: 680 (Open water/wetland acres: 18; Grassland Acres: 105; Woodland Acres: 461; Old Field Mixed Acres: 91)

SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:

SPECIES

SEASON

HOURS

LIMITS

Rabbit 1

Statewide Regulations

Sunrise to sunset

Statewide Regulations

Quail 1

Statewide Regulations

Sunrise to sunset

Statewide Regulations

Squirrel

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

Statewide Regulations

Deer (Firearm)

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

1/permit

Deer (Muzzleloader)

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

1/permit

Deer (Archery) 2

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

1/permit

Deer
(Late Winter)

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

1/permit

Turkey (Spring Shotgun/Archery)

Statewide Regulations
(south zone)

½ hr. before sunrise to 1 pm

1 gobbler or bearded hen/permit

Turkey 2 (Fall/Archery)

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

1 turkey/permit; maximum of 2

Dove

Statewide Regulations

Sunrise to sunset

Statewide Regulations

Raccoon, Opossum 3,4

Statewide Regulations

Opening day sunrise - closing day sunset

 

Fox, Coyote, Striped Skunk 3,4

Statewide Regulations

Opening day sunrise - closing day sunset

Statewide Regulations

- Rail, Snipe, and Woodcock - Check at Site Office for seasons and limits.

  1. Hunters are required to wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid and vivid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.
  2. Archery turkey and deer hunting is not allowed during the regular firearm, muzzleloader, and late-winter firearm deer seasons except archery deer hunting will be allowed the last 3 days of the late-winter firearm season.
  3. During archery deer season -- hours ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
  4. 22 rimfire firearms permitted from sunset to sunrise.
    Deer stands must be portable and may be left unattended between Sept. 15 and Jan. 31 but must have an owner I.D. tag with contact information.  No camping is allowed on the site.
  5. Free Site Hunting Permits (windshield cards) are required for species. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "hunting/trapping: and then "public hunting areas" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information. Failure to submit data will result in loss of hunting privileges for the following year.

Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Ilinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.