Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
NAME: CLINTON LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA
LOCATION: The Clinton Lake State Recreation Area (CLSRA) is located 10 miles east of Clinton and 2 miles south of DeWitt, IL.
DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA:
TOTAL ACRES: 9,300 HUNTABLE ACRES: 3,693
WATER ACRES: 5,000 TIMBERED ACRES: 2,300 OPEN ACRES: 2,000
The CLSRA is characterized by major habitat areas consisting of forest (38%), grassland(32%), shrubs(21%), cropland (6%) and wetlands (3%).
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:
|Ducks||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Coots||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Teal||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Geese||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Dove||See below||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Squirrel||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Rail||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Woodcock||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Snipe||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Deer (Bow)||See Below||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Deer (Muzzleloading Rifle)||Statewide||Statewide||Special Site Specific Permit Required|
|Deer (Firearm)||Statewide||Statewide||Special Site Specific Permit Required|
|Turkey (Spring)||Statewide||Statewide||Special Site Specific Permit Required|
|Turkey (Spring Youth)||Statewide||Statewide||Special Site Specific Permit Required|
|Pheasant (Cock)||Statewide||4 P.M. Closing||Free Site permit required|
|Quail||Statewide||4 P.M. Closing||Free Site permit required|
|Rabbit||Statewide||4 P.M. Closing||Free Site permit required|
|Raccoon||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Opossum||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Fox||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Skunk||During Fox Season Only||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Coyote||During Fox Season Only||Statewide||Free Site permit required|
|Turkey (Fall Archery)||Statewide||Statewide||Free Site Permit and State Permit Required|
Online, Free Site Hunting Permit:
Statewide regulations shall apply at sites where windshield permits are issued, except that hunters must obtain a free site permit online from the Department web site. This permit must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit number visible and pocket portion in possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if the hunter did not hunt) by February 15 or two weeks after the season closes for those seasons ending after February 1. Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the above deadline.
*** IN ALL CASES, ask site personnel about current regulations, special rules and site conditions.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Site Office at (217)-935-8722.For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click here.
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 and other nonmerit 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; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.