Red Hills Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Location: 1 mile northeast of Sumner, bisected by US Route 50Description: The area is generally rolling, with some steep areas, particularly in the north section with high wooded hills and deep ravines. The area hunted north of Route 50 is mostly deciduous woodland; the area to the south is woodland with plots of annual grains, clover and grassy cover interspersed by fencerows and evergreen plantings. The upland forested areas are mainly mature oak-hickory type. The lake is near the center of the south park, with the campground toward the south. The park office is on the west boundary.
Legal Game Species: Deer, Squirrel, Turkey, Rabbit, Quail, Woodcock, Dove
Deer are plentiful with bowhunting only permitted. The habitat here is also good for both squirrels and turkey. Quail and rabbit hunters will find it to their advantage to use dogs due to the heavy cover. Woodcock are taken incidentally by quail hunters. Doves are occasionally taken.
Other Facilities Available: Approximately 35 acres southeast of the campground have been declared a Nature Preserve by IDNR. Fishing & Boating (electric trolling motors only), picnic areas, equestrian and hiking trails, camping (electricity, water, showers, and dump station), and a restaurant are also available.
Area Regulations: Statewide rules and regulations apply at this site, unless otherwise specified. Hunting is permitted in those areas posted as open to hunting. Restricted areas are marked by signs.
For further information: contact Site Superintendent, Red Hills State Park, RR #2 Box 252 ‘A’, Sumner, IL 62466, phone: 618/936-2469; or District Wildlife Biologist, P.O. Box 313, Olney, IL 62450, phone: 618/393-6732.
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 Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067, TTY 217/782-9175