Stephen A. Forbes Hunter Fact Sheet
LOCATION: Stephen A. Forbes is located seven (7) miles southeast of Kinmundy, off Rte. 37.
DESCRIPTION: Total: 3,103 acres, Huntable: 2580 acres
The area is composed of 1,789 acres of woodlands; 115 acres of grasslands; 867 acres of wetlands; and 243 acres of cropland. The area has steeply rolling to flat topography. Much of the hunting is around the large oak and hickory timber blocks, brushy draws and expanses of fallow fields. Many small food plots are planted on the area for food and winter cover for wildlife.
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES: Dove, Deer, Squirrel, Turkey, Quail, Rabbit, and Furbearer trapping.
The area provides excellent deer (bowhunting only) and turkey (spring - gun & fall - bow) hunting. Managed sunflower fields provide good opportunity each year to hunt doves. Upland hunters are encouraged to use dogs due to the heavy cover. Squirrel hunting can be excellent due to the large tracts of mature oak and hickory timber. Waterfowl hunting is available both on the open lake and on the managed subimpoundments. Furbearer hunting and trapping is available, but is not utilized to a great extent.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Camping (electricity, water, showers, and dump station); Picnic Areas; Fishing and Boating (fish cleaning stations); Hiking Trails; Equestrian Trails; Restaurant and Dock Rental; Bait and Gas.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Site Superintendent, Stephen A Forbes State Park, 6924 Omega Road, Kinmundy, IL 62854; PHONE: 618/547 - 3381 or District Wildlife Biologist, PHONE 618/547 - 3398.
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 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.