Cedar Glen State Natural Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
INTRODUCTION: The Cedar Glen SNA was acquired by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in 2005, from The Nature Conservancy, and includes the Cedar Glen Nature Preserve (617 acres), Mississippi River Sand Hill Nature Preserve (45 acres), Cedar Glen Land and Water Reserve (270 acres) and the Prairie State Eagle Refuge (270 acres). Historically, this area was established to ensure protection of the bald eagle roost as well as other important natural features. This area also supports a strong population of white-tailed deer which provides excellent hunting opportunities.
LOCATION: The site is located one mile northeast of Warsaw, immediately off the Hamilton blacktop, along the Mississippi River in western Hancock County.
Total acres: 1,202 Water Acres: Mississippi River frontage Non-Forested Acres: 140
Huntable Acres: 1,150 Forested Acres: 1,018
SETTING: Over half of Cedar Glen SNA lies in the upland bluffs and consists of oak-hickory woodlands interspersed with hill prairie, savanna, dry barren, open woodland, various ponds and intermittent creeks. The remaining bottomlands consist of Mississippi River floodplain forests and successional fields. Two large forested riverine islands provide refuge for wintering bald eagles and a heron rookery.
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMTS:
|Statewide until December 15th||Statewide||Statewide permit required for archery (Free Site Permit Required). Special site permit required for firearm and muzzleloader seasons (Springfield issued).|
No other species are hunted at this site.
Free site hunting permits (windshield cards) are required for species as noted. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "Hutning/Trapping" and then "Public hunting area" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Nauvoo State Park at (217) 453-2512 .
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, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.