Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Ogle county.- 2.5 miles So. of IL Hwy. 64 on Daysville Rd. to Lowden Rd.
Take Lowden Rd. 1.5 miles to Nashua Rd
Huntable acres: approximately 2,225. The area is composed of gently rolling
to steep ridges and draws covered with native hardwoods interspersed with pine
plantations. Marked hiking trails are available for access.
Season: Nov. 16 - 18, 2012
Season: Nov 29, 30 & Dec. 1, 2, 2012
Season: Dec 27 - 30, 2012 and Jan 11 - 13, 2013
Area: No firearm hunting is allowed in the restricted area adjacent
to (on the North side of) the Boy Scout Camp. The area is clearly marked on
the map and is posted with signs on the area. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE &
stay out of this area.
Deer: It is unlawful to drive deer, or participate
in the driving of deer during hunting season.
All regulations found in
the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative Orders will
apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:
any person to construct or to use any tree stand using nails, screws, wire
or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed.
Tree stands must be portable and may be left unattended from Sept. 15 through
Jan. 31. Stands on site must be labeled with the hunter's name, address &
phone number. Only one stand per permit holder is allowed.
consume any alcoholic beverage, including beer & wine, while on
the area for the purpose of hunting.
hunt in any area not designated as open to hunting.
any person to park except in designated parking areas; or, for unauthorized
vehicles to enter upon any trail.
enter private property to track any wounded deer or turkey without
first obtaining permission from the landowner.
- To place
or use any bait, attractant, lure, etc. that may be licked or ingested,
etc; or use any item that generates heat.
- DEER FIREARM 1st & 2nd:
- Statewide deer
hunting regulations shall apply except where area regulations
are more restrictive.
- 75 hunters are selected
from applications submitted to the Springfield permit office. Permit hunters are allowed to hunt during
their respective seasons until their permits are filled. Hunters with Lowden-Miller
Firearm Deer permits must check in (at Lowden Memorial State Park)
and deposit their hunting license by 5:00 am or their permit is invalid for
- Any vacancies remaining
at 5:00 am will be filled at that time by a drawing to allocate stand - by
- Stand - by permits
are issued as being valid for the day of issuance only; are site specific
for Lowden - Miller; and are $5.00 each. No other deer permits are required.
Non-resident stand-by hunters are required to have a non-resident hunting
license and a current habitat stamp.
- Hunting is allowed
with any type of weapon that is legal for statewide deer hunting during
the specific season you are hunting.
AREA REGULATIONS - LATE WINTER SEASON
- Deer permits for the Late Winter Season will be site specific for LMSF. Permits may be applied for online at http://www.dnr.state.il.us/admin/deer.htm. The application period begins October 26 and ends November 22. Permits will be allocated via lottery drawing. Unallocated permits will be available for sale over-the-counter. A total of 40 permits will be issed. Unfilled permits from previous seasons cannot be used.
- Only antlerless deer may be harvested.
- Hunters must register themselves in and check themselves out on the clipboards located at the available parking lots at the state forest. Hunters cannot exceed the posted number of hunters allowed at one time from each parking lot.
- Stand-by permits will NOT be available.
- Hunters may not register in earlier than 2 hours before legal shooting hours. All hunters must wear blaze orange.
AREA REGULATIONS - ALL SEASONS
- Hunting is allowed with any type of weapon that is legal for Statewide deer hunting during the specific season you are hunting.
- All deer harvested must be checked in at the county check station for 1st and 2nd deer season. Late Winter harvest must be reported by phone or internet as indicated by state regulations. All harvests must also be reported to the site when checking out.
- All flagging ribbons, marking tapes, and deer stands must be removed by Feb 1, 2013.
Special Note: The shaded area on the site map (north-east part of the site) will be
closed to firearm deer hunting during the second deer season due to Christmas
tree sales and the number of people present on the adjacent Sinnissippi
Forest property at this time. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE & stay out of
this area. Hunters wishing to track a wounded deer onto Sinnissippi Forest
property must first drive to the site and ask permission
from a Sinnissippi Forest staff person. Violators not following this
procedure will be arrested!
For more information
about Lowden-Miller State Forest, contact: Castle Rock State Park, 1365
W. Castle Rd., Oregon, Il. 61061. (815) 732-7329.
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, 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, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702: 217/785-0067;