Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Location: 2 miles southwest of Hutsonville, Illinois
Description: Total Acres: 1,129 Huntable 1,100 Timber Acres: 608 Open, cultivated: 191 Brushy fields: 330
Being roughly bisected from east to west by Hutson Creek, the area is generally rolling. South of the creek is more steeply rolling, and forms a bluff. About 100 acres of bottomland are located adjacent to the creek, mostly on the north side of the stream. Some open land is farmed to improve wildlife habitat and insure abundant, good quality grain foods for game and other wildlife species. The forested areas are high quality mature oak-hickory type.
Legal Game Species: Deer Squirrel Turkey Quail Rabbit Dove Woodcock Common Snipe Furbearers
Other Facilities Available: Nine ponds, ranging from 1/4 to 2 acres, may be found on the area. Fishing is permitted with pole and line only. The ponds have largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, and channel catfish. One pond has been involved with the Fisheries Division’s "catchable trout program." A picnic area is available on a first-come basis.
Approximately 75 acres on the northeast side has been declared a natural area by the Natural Areas Section of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). This area represents a southern bottomland forest community near the northern limits of its occurrence in the state. A large number of different types of ferns, wildflowers, and trees are represented here. This area is open to hunting and nature studies. However, no wildflowers, plants, or trees may be picked or disturbed.
Statewide rules and regulations apply at this site, unless otherwise specified. The area is all posted as open to hunting except for small restricted areas around the Headquarters building and picnic areas.
For further information, contact Site Superintendent, Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area, 13225 E. State Highway 33, Newton, IL 62448, phone: 618/783-2661; or District Wildlife Biologist, 129 N Kennedy Blvd, Vandalia IL 62471, phone: 618/283-3070.
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, disabilityy, age, religion or other nonmerit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source’s civil rights office and/or the Equal Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067, TTY 217/782-9175