Siloam Springs - Buckhorn Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
INTRODUCTION: Siloam Springs State Park Buckhorn Unit was acquired by the State of Illinois in the Spring of 2001. The site is characterized by high-quality forest game hunting opportunities. Wildlife habitat enhancement practices such as food plots and rotational mowing improve hunting opportunities. Sunflowers are planted each year to provide dove hunting opportunities.
LOCATION: Siloam Springs State Park Buckhorn Unit is located six miles south of Timewell off Route 24 or nine miles north of Route 104 in Brown county.
DESCRIPTION: Total Acres: 2,263; Non-Forested Acres: 1,000; Water Acres: 20; Huntable Acres: 2,200; Forested Acres: 1,243
The area is comprised of a mixture of wooded ravines with crop fields present
on the ridges and in the creek bottoms. Many of the crop fields have been idled
and established to perennial grasses. In others natural succession of woody
plants is occurring at various stages. The woodlands consist of a relatively
young stand of oak-hickory timber with some interspersed brushy fallowed pasture
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:
|SQUIRREL||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||FREE SITE PERMIT REQUIRED|
|DOVE||STATEWIDE||NOON-5 P.M. THRU SEPT 5. THEN STATEWIDE||HUNTING IN DOVE FIELDS AT STAKED SITES ONLY; THROUGH SEPT 5 (2 HUNTERS PER STAKE)|
|STATEWIDE *****||STATEWIDE||FREE SITE
(ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ONLY)
|DEER (LATE WINTER)||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||BROWN CO. LATE-WINTER OR UNFILLED FIREARM TAG, SIGN-IN AT MAIN ENTRANCE.|
|TURKEY (FALL SHOTGUN)||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||BROWN COUNTY PERMIT - 10 HUNTERS MAXIMUM (ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ONLY). SIGN-IN AT MAIN ENTRANCE.|
|TURKEY (SPRING)||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||SPECIAL PERMIT REQUIRED - SPRINGFIELD DRAWING|
|RABBIT/QUAIL||SEE BELOW***||STATEWIDE||SPECIAL PERMIT REQUIRED - SPRINGFIELD DRAWING. MAXIMUM 4 HUNTERS/ PERMIT.|
|RACCOON****||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||SPECIAL PERMIT REQUIRED - SITE DRAWING|
hunters must park in designated parking areas. Parking along
roadways is prohibited.
** Only antlerless deer or antlered deer having at least four points on one side may be harvested.
*** The first and third days of the regular firearm deer season and every Tuesday and Saturday, thereafter.
**** Trapping is also allowed for furbearing mammals. A special trapping permit is issued through a site drawing.
***** Site is open to archery deer and turkey hunting during regular firearm season dates. Blaze orange requirements are in effect.
Free site hunting permits (windshield cards) are required for species as noted. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "Hutning/Trapping" and then "Public hunting area" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information. For free upland game permit area, a free upland game permit application must be submitted online for a lottery drawing to be held in August. the application is available at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information. Failure to submit data will result in loss of hunting priveledges for the following year.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
OTHER SITE FACILITIES:
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Siloam Springs State Park at (217) 894-6205.
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, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.