Skinner Farm ( I-24) Hunter Fact Sheet
Farm (I-24) State Habitat Area (Satellite area of Ferne Clyffe State Park)
2 miles south of Illinois Route 146, on the Old Metropolis Road (frontage road
on west side of I-24), Vienna Township, Johnson County, Illinois
Huntable Acres: 70 This area is composed of open fields and planted crops to
enhance wildlife. This area also has a small amount of acreage in brush and
MOST PREVALENT GAME
SPECES: Dove, Quail, Rabbit, Deer
- All hunters must check
in and out at the designated registration box located at the parking area.
- Dove hunting hours are Noon to
5:00 p.m. daily September 1-30. Statewide dove hunting regulations will apply
to this site after Sept. 30th.
- There will be a quota
of 30 dove hunters per day. The number of dove hunters will be regulated,
if necessary for safety purposes. REGISTRATION WILL BE AT THE AREA PARKING
LOT AT 10:30 AM. IF MORE THAN 30 HUNTERS HAVE REGISTERED BY 11:00 AM, A PUBLIC
DRAWING WILL BE CONDUCTED TO ALLOT THE HUNTER QUOTA.
- Dove hunters shall use
only shot size 7½, 8 or 9 lead or 6 steel or smaller in this area.
- Regulations for all other
huntable species shall coincide with statewide season dates, hunting hours,
- It is illegal to construct
or use any tree stand or tree climbing equipment; using nails, screws or any
device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed
or used. Tree stands that are used for hunting deer must be legibly marked
with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number when left unattended.
Tree stands may be left unattended from Sept. 15 – Jan 31. Only one tree
stand per hunter.
- It is unlawful to drive
deer, or participate in a deer drive, on all Department
owned or managed properties during all deer seasons.
- It is unlawful to use
or occupy a ground blind during any firearm deer season on public land unless
at least 400 square inches of solid vivid blaze orange material is securely
attached to the uppermost portion of the blind and a substantial amount of
orange is visible for 360 degrees.
- No crow hunting is allowed
on this area.
- On all DNR sites during
pheasant, rabbit, quail, and partridge season, hunters and trappers are required
to wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid and vivid blaze orange of at
least 400 square inches while trapping or hunting pheasant, quail, Hungarian
partridge, rabbit, snipe, rail, and woodcock.
- Hunting will be in designated
For further information,
contact: Site Superintendent, Ferne Clyffe State Park, P.O. Box 10,
Goreville, IL 62939; Phone: (618) 995-2411, or District Wildlife Biologist,
Rt. 2, Box 177B, Golconda, IL 62938, Phone: (618) 949-3476.
Equal opportunity to participate
in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those
funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to
all individuals regardless or 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