Weinberg-King Hunter Fact Sheet 

2013 - 2014 Season

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INTRODUCTION: Wildlife habitat enhancement is the objective in improving the opportunity for public hunting at this site. Recent incorporation of wildlife management practices such as the establishment of foodplots, travel lanes, and shrub tree plantings coupled with the establishment of high-quality nesting grasses and legumes will significantly improve the habitat conditions for many upland and forest game species. Populations of rabbit, quail, dove, squirrel, deer, and turkey all provide excellent hunting opportunities. Woodcock offer a marginal hunting opportunity depending on their migration patterns.

LOCATION: Weinberg-King State Park is located four miles east of Augusta immediately off Route 101 in western Schuyler County.

DESCRIPTION:

Total Acres: 760 Water Acres: 4 Non-Forested Acres: 410
Huntable Acres: 760 Forested Acres: 350

SETTING: The area is characterized by rolling upland brush areas, sloping grownup fields, and high bluffs along the north boundary. Cultivated fields are found along the west boundary and fallow, brushy fields are scattered throughout the area. Some mature oak-hickory timber is found along the north boundary.

SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:

SPECIES SEASON HOURS SPECIAL RULES/PERMITS
Quail Statewide Statewide Free Site Permit Required
Rabbit Statewide Statewide Free Site Permit Required
Dove Statewide Noon to 5 p.m. thru Sept. 5 then statewide hours Hunt from staked locations. Through Sept. 5
Squirrel Statewide Statewide Free Site Permit Required
Deer Statewide Statewide See Below
Turkey Statewide Statewide Schuyler Co. Permit - Sign in & out at Site
Woodcock Statewide Statewide Free Site Permit Required
Raccoon Statewide Statewide Free Site Permit Required

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.

SITE REGULATIONS:

  1. All hunting is to be with shotgun, bow and arrow, .22 caliber firearms, muzzleloader, and hand gun (deer only).
  2. All bag limits are the same as regular statewide regulations.
  3. Firearm deer hunting: Special permit required. Springfield drawing.
    Late-Winter deer hunting: Schuyler County tag or unfilled WKSP tag.

OTHER SITE FACILITIES: Camping, snowmobile trails and equestrian areas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Weinberg-King State Park at P.O. Box 203, Augusta, IL 62311 or at (217) 392-2345.

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.