Woods Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Jo Daviess County, 5 miles west of Elizabeth, adjacent to and on both sides
of US Rt. 20 and IL Rt. 84.
Description : Total Acres: 259.16 Huntable Acres: 259.16 all timbered
The topography of the area is very steep, consisting of unglaciated ridges. The entire hunting area is timbered, with mature oak and hickory the dominant species. Undergrowth is dense which makes walking difficult. The area is bordered by private, cultivated lands with timbered draws and ridge tops.
The excellent timbered habitat on this area provides optimum cover for both fox and gray squirrel. Since the timbered area is fairly large and dense, gray squirrel will be the dominant species. The border of the area will provide good fox squirrel hunting, particularly when corn and open lands adjoin the timber. Deer are fairly common in this area and should provide some good hunting, however, a deer taken at the bottom of the ridge will be difficult to carry out. Rabbit populations in this area are low and hunting success will reflect this. Night lighting for raccoon is allowed, however, the coon population is not high.
Available Game Species :
|Species||Seasons||Hunting Hrs||Bag Limits||Special Regulations|
|Squirrel & Rabbit||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Shotgun Or Bow & Arrow. See #2, 4 below|
|Turkey (Youth)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 3 hunters. See # 4, 5, 7 below.|
|Turkey (Spring)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 3 hunters per season. See #4, 5, 6 below.|
|Turkey (Fall Firearm)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No Hunter Quota imposed. Valid county permit required. No windshield permit required. See #4 below.|
|Turkey (Fall Archery)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No Hunter Quota. See #5, 8 below.|
|Deer (Bow)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No Hunter Quota. See #5, 8 and 9|
|Deer (Youth)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters. See #4, 5, 7, 8 and 9|
|Deer (Firearm)||First or Second Season||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters per season. See # 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9|
|Deer (CWD)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters. See # 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9|
|Deer (Muzzleloader)||2nd portion of Muzzleloader season only||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters. See # 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9. Muzzleloader only permit invalid during the 2nd portion of the firearm deer season.|
|Raccoon, Opossum||Statewide||Sunset to Sunrise||Statewide||Shotguns and Muzzleloader Only. See #5 below|
|Fox,Coyote,Skunk||Statewide||Sunset to Sunrise||Statewide||Shotguns and Muzzleloader Only. See #5 below|
Area Regulations: Hunters must follow where applicable.
For further information contact: Apple River Canyon State Park, Apple River, IL 61001; Telephone: (815) 745-3302.
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