Butterfield Trail State Recreation Area

Hunter Fact Sheet

2012 - 2013 Season

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LOCATION: Butterfield Trail SRA is located 2 miles west and 1.5 miles south of Crescent City, in central Iroquois county. See Map.

DESCRIPTION: TOTAL ACRES: 142   HUNTABLE ACRES: 120OPEN DITCH: 3.0      TIMBERED ACRES: 120     WATER ACRES: 3

Butterfield Trail SRA is characterized by major habitat areas consisting of 100% forest and shrub land. Spring creek flows through the tract.


SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS

SPECIES SEASON HOURS SPECIAL RULES/PERMIT
Squirrel See Below Statewide Statewide Regulations
Deer (Bow) See Below Statewide Statewide Regulations
Rail, Woodcock, Snipe See Below 8 a.m - 4 pm Statewide Regulations
Raccoon, Opossum, Fox, Coyote See Below Statewide Free Site Permit Required
Furbearer Trapping See Below Statewide Site Permit Required
Turkey (Spring) See Below Statewide Statewide Regulations
Turkey (Spring) Youth See Below Statewide Statewide Regulations
Turkey (Fall Archery) See Below Statewide Statewide Regulations

 

SITE REGULATIONS:

  1. Squirrel hunting is form August 1 to September 30. Reopens after archery deer season closes, to end of statewide season. Statewide bag limits apply. Black powder muzzleloaders and shotguns may be used for squirrel hunting. Hunters must check out to report harvest. The Red Squirrel, a protected species is found on the area. DO NOT SHOOT this small tree squirrel!
  2. Deer (Bow) hunting. Statewide bag limits apply. No permanent tree stands are allowed. Hunters are required to remove portable tree stands daily. No spikes, nails or screws may be placed in trees.
  3. Furbearer (Raccoon, Opossum, Fox and Coyote) hunting coincide with the raccoon season (northern Zone). Hunters must obtain a free permit from the site manager prior to hunting and submit a seasonal harvest report at the end of the season.
  4. Trapping is by permit. Dog proof traps are required.
  5. Hunters engaged in woodcock, rail and snipe hunting must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange (at least 400 square inches).
  6. Turkey (Spring) Site specific permit. Check out required.
  7. Turkey (Fall Archery) Check out required, statewide regulations apply.
  8. Turkey (Spring) (Youth) Site Specific permit. Check out required.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Site Office at (815) 435-2218. For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click here.

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