Moraine View Hunter Fact Sheet

Deer and Turkey

2013 - 2014 Season

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NAME: MORAINE VIEW STATE RECREATION AREA

LOCATION: The Moraine View State Recreation Area (MVSRA) is located 5 miles northeast of LeRoy in southeastern McLean County

DESCRIPTION:

TOTAL ACRES: 1,687 HUNTABLE ACRES: 1,191
WATER ACRES: 158 TIMBERED ACRES: 455
OPEN ACRES: 438    

SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:

SPECIES SEASON HOURS SPECIAL RULES/PERMITS
Deer (Archery) See Below See Below Free site Hunting Permit and site specific permit required.
Turkey (Spring Youth) See Below See Below Free site Hunting Permit and site specific permit required.
Turkey (Spring) See Below Statewide Free site Hunting Permit and site specific permit required.
Turkey (Archery) See Below Statewide Free site Hunting Permit and site specific permit required.
Coyotes (Archery) See Below See Below Free site Hunting Permit and site specific permit required.

Online, Free Site Hunting Permits - East Central Illinois Sites

Statewide regulations shall apply at sites where windshield permits are issued, except that hunters must obtain a free site permit online from the Department web site. This permit must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit number visible and pocket portion in possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if the hunter did not hunt) by February 15 or two weeks after the season closes for those seasons ending after February 1. Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the above deadline.

SITE REGULATIONS:

  1. Deer (Archery) hunting requires a free site hunting permit and a valid archery deer permit. Archery hunting is open daily from October 1st to the opening of the controlled pheasant season. Archery hunting is open "ONLY" on Monday and Tuesday (closed Wednesday through Sunday during the controlled pheasant season). After January 1, hunting is open daily to the end of the statewide season. Statewide archery regulations and daily limits apply.
  2. Turkey (Spring Youth) hunting requires free site hunting permit and a valid state issued McLean County Spring Youth Turkey Permit. Site drawing will be held on the Tuesday at 10:00 am at the park office before the youth hunting season (April 1, 2014). Site is limited to four youth hunters. Youth hunting season dales are April 5 & 6, 2014. Each youth turkey hunt permit holder is required to be accompanied a field by a parent/guardian or responsible adult who possesses a valid Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) Card. The accompanying adult must be present for the permit (youth) to hunt. The adult and/or adult caller is not allowed to hunt but may accompany the youth hunter as a caller or observer. The supervising adult shall be criminally liable for the actions of the youth in the hunting park and shall be subject to the criminal penalties provided by law. Statewide turkey regulations and daily limit applies.
  3. Turkey (Spring) hunting requires a free site hunting permit and a valid State issued site specific Spring Turkey Permit. Permits are issued through the lottery process. Applications for special permits are available on-line. Hunting dates are Northern Zone Hunting Seasons. Turkey Spring hunting is open 1st, 2nd, 3rd and "ONLY" Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday) during 4th and 5th Spring turkey seasons. Statewide turkey (Spring) regulations and daily limits apply.
  4. Turkey (Archery) hunting requires a free site hunting permit and a valid fall archery turkey permit. Hunting is open daily from October 1st to the opening of the controlled pheasant season, turkey (Archery) hunting is open "ONLY" on Monday and Tuesday (closed Wednesday through Sunday). After Jan. 1, hunting is open daily to the end of the statewide season. Statewide turkey (Archery) regulations and daily limits apply.
  5. Deer and turkey hunters may leave portable tree stands on the area from September 15 to January 31. The tree stand must be marked with the owner's free site permit number. No nails, spikes or screws may be placed in trees.
  6. Coyotes may be harvested with bow and arrow "ONLY". Coyote season runs concurrently with site archery deer season.

**** IN ALL CASES, ask site personnel about current regulations, special rules, and site conditions.

OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Fishing and boating are provided on the lake. Eight picnic areas with tables and fireplaces are available. A large camping area with gravel pads, electricity, showers, flush toilets and a sanitation station for trailers is present. 13 miles of horseback trails are also available. Handicap facilities are also available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Site Office at (309) 724-8032. For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click here.

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's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.