Sangamon River Hunter Fact Sheet

2012 - 2013 Season


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is responsible for providing outdoor recreation opportunities for the residents of this state. The use of wildlife populations, whether it be for hunting or observation, is one aspect of this role. This Hunting Fact Sheet is provided to insure that regulations governing the use of our wildlife resources are available and understood. In addition, it is useful in acquainting visitors with common species and habitats on the area. In all cases, ask site personnel about additional rules, regulations and site information.

LOCATION: The Sangamon River State Fish & Wildlife Area is located 3 miles northeast of Salisbury in Sangamon County.

DESCRIPTION: Total Acres: 178     Huntable Acres: 178     Timbered Acres: 178

The Sangamon River State Fish & Wildlife Area is characterized by steeply rolling hills and hollows. The majority of the timbered area is comprised of oak and hickory with interspersed softwoods.


Squirrel  Statewide Statewide Shotgun only, no .22 rim fire or muzzleloaders
Deer (firearm) Statewide  Statewide  Special permit required.
Deer (archery) Statewide  Statewide  
Deer (muzzleloader) Muzzleloader season only Muzzleloader season only Special permit required.
Rabbit/Quail/Woodcock Statewide  Statewide  
Mourning Dove Statewide  Statewide  
Raccoon  Statewide  Statewide  
Fox/Coyote Statewide  Statewide  
Turkey  Statewide  Statewide  Special permit/1 per season

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mike Wickens, 10149 County Highway 11, Chandlerville, Illinois 62627; (217) 452-7741.

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 62702-1271; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.