Kishwaukee River State Fish & Wildlife Area Hunter
2012 - 2013 Season
The Kishwaukee River Area is located in Dekalb County, on the northwest outskirts
of Kirkland, IL. From US Route 72 in Kirkland, take Kirkland Road north for
approximately .2 miles. Turn left into the entrance for the Potawatomi Woods
Forest Preserve and the IDNR's Kishwaukee River Area - follow signs to the
hunter parking lots on the IDNR's Kishwaukee River Area.
of Area: This site encompasses a total of 570 acres; approx. 484 acres
of the site are included in the hunting program. The majority of the area
consists of hardwood forest with some interspersion of grassy open areas,
wetlands, areas recently planted to woody tree and shrub seedlings and has
a small portion of Ag acreage. The hunting area is bordered on the north by
the Kishwaukee River and on the south by the railroad track right of way.
The area was purchased by the State in 2002 and, as time and budget allow,
is being restored and enhanced for wildlife.
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CWD deer Season
12/27/12 - 12/30/12 & 1/18/13 – 1/20/13
One per valid permit
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found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative
Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
to having the appropriate statewide licenses and permits for archery deer
and fall archery turkey hunting, all hunters are required to sign in, sign
out, and report all deer and turkeys harvested on check station sheets.
No one may sign in more than 90 minutes before legal shooting hours.
deer and fall archery turkey hunting are closed on this site during the
firearm deer seasons. Archery deer and fall archery turkey hunting are open
during the muzzleloader season; however, hunters must wear the same blaze
orange clothing as that required for muzzleloader deer hunters.
by permit only. Hunters must possess a firearm deer permit issued specifically
for this site and for the season they are hunting in order to hunt on this
area. Hunters may apply by selecting the Kishwaukee River State F&W
Area as their choice of hunting area on their Firearm Deer Permit application.
All deer harvested must be reported on the sign-in / sign-out sheets AND
checked-in at the county check station.
is allowed with any type of weapon that is legal for statewide deer hunting
during the specific season you are hunting.
restrictions may exist. See regulations posted at the site before hunting.
- BLAZE ORANGE CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS: All archery hunters must comply with blaze orange clothing requirements during the shotgun deer season, muzzle loader deer season, youth deer hunting season and any other special seasons that may be announced by the Department. Specific requirements are to be found in the "Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations."
- Hunting by site-specific permit only. On-line applications will be accepted beginning in late October through later November. Check for exact dates as season approaches. Paper applications will not be available. Unfilled permits will not be valid. all deer harvested must be reported ont he sign-in/sign-out sheets AND via phone-in registration. Stand-by permits will not be available. Site permit quota is 10 during the CWD deer season.
- On-site submission of ALL archery harvested deer heads along with corresponding harvest information is required within 48 hours of harvest to test for the presence of Chronic Wasting Disease.
or use any tree stand screw-in steps, spikes, cleats, ladder, climbing aids,
etc. using nails, screws, wire, or any device which pierces or cuts the
bark of any tree. Only one stand per hunter is allowed, stands must be portable
and must be removed from the site at the end of each day.
in any area not designated as being open to hunting or to hunt off IDNR
anywhere on the site except in the designated parking lots or for any unauthorized
vehicle to enter upon any trail.
any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs or to be under
the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the area for the purpose
in "driving" deer for the purpose of hunting on any IDNR site.
or use any bait, attractant, lure, etc. that may be licked or ingested,
For more information:
Shabbona Lake State Park, 4201 Shabbona Grove Rd., Shabbona, IL. 60550
Equal opportunity to participate
in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those
funded buy 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, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield,
IL 62702; 217/785-0067, TTY 217/782-9175