State Fish & Wildlife Area
Hunter Fact Sheet - Upland Game
2012 - 2013 Season
Location: Marshall County; Headquarters located 5 miles south of Lacon on State Rt. 26, or 30 miles north of Peoria on Route 26.
Description: Total Area: Almost 6,700 acres, of which one-half is water.
Huntable Acres for Upland and Forest species: Approx. 1,100 acres, consisting of mostly timber, with small shrubby openings and adjacent private row crop fields.
Available Game Species:
|Species||Seasons||Hunting Hours||Bag Limits||Spec Regs|
|Squirrel||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No air rifles|
|*Deer-firearm||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||25 hunters/day by permit.|
|*Deer-Youth firearm||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Read Below|
|Raccoon/Opossum||See Reg #3||Statewide||Statewide|
|Turkey||Spring Only||Statewide||Statewide||See Special Fact Sheet|
* Deer-firearm: Statewide regulations shall apply, except hunting allowed by permit only. Each permit will be valid for both of the firearm deer season, and permits will be allocated through the regular statewide drawing. Permit holders must check in a the site by 5:00 AM each day of deer season to validate their permit; at this time, there will also be a drawing for standby hunters for any available vacancies. Vacancies may be filled by any person holding a valid Hunting lIcense, Habitat Stamp, and FOID card, unless exempt. Standby hunters will be issued a one-day site-specific deer permit at the check station, and charged a permit fee of $5.00. No standby deer permits will be sold after 1:00 PM. Hunters must register the results at the sign out box provided at each parking area at the conclusion of each days hunt. At this time this site does not offer Muzzleloader ONLY deer season.
*Youth & Late Firearm Deer Season: Hunters are required to possess a county specific deer permit (Zone 1, 2, 3 - Marshall County Permit, Zone 4 - Peoria County). For the exception that an unfilled Springfield issued Marshall State FWA full season firearm permit can be used in the late firearm antlerless season.
Hunting success for squirrel, deer, dove, furbearers, and turkey is average to excellent whereas rabbit is poor and quail and pheasant very poor.
Other Facilities Available: Camping, Picnicking, Hiking, and Fishing.
For further information, contact: Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area, 236 State Route 26, Lacon, IL 61540; Telephone: 309/246-8351.
Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois 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.