Devil’s Island Wildlife Management Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
LOCATION: Devil’s Island Wildlife Management Area is located one mile north of McClure,
Illinois in Union and Alexander counties.
Total Acres: 2741 Huntable acres: 2741 Timber Acres: 2077 Water Acres: 30 Cultivated Acres: 634
This area is located in the Lower Mississippi River Bottoms. The area includes bottomland, hardwood forests, and agricultural fields. Picayune Chute flows along the eastern boundary of the Island. This area is on the unprotected side of the Mississippi River Levee and is subject to significant seasonal flooding.
ACCESS: Access to the island portion of this area, when the Mississippi River is low enough, is limited to foot traffic across a low-water crossing over Picayune Chute . All other times access to the island is by boat only. Public boat accesses are available at Cape Girardeau, MO (3 miles downstream), at Thebes, IL ( 11 miles downstream), and Grand Tower, IL (25 miles upstream).
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:
There are good populations of deer, wild turkeys, and squirrel on this area. Hunting other species is allowed during the statewide seasons.
For further information, contact: Site Superintendent, Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area, 2755 Refuge Road, Jonesboro, Illinois, 62952 Phone: (618) 833-5175 Office/Visitor Center hours are Mon-Fri 7:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Equal Opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the US 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