Herschel Workman Hunter Fact Sheet
The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat and for providing hunting opportunity for the residents of this state. The Herschel Workman Pheasant Habitat Area was purchased with revenue generated through the sale of the Illinois Pheasant Stamp and itís satellite was purchased with the revenue generated through the Illinois Habitat Stamp. These lands are developed in cooperation with the Pioneer, South Cook and Vermilion County Chapters of Pheasants Forever. These two areas provide high quality permanent habitat for ring-necked pheasants and hunting opportunity for Illinois sportsmen.
LOCATION: One mile west of Rankin, and the (Herschel Workman Satellite), one mile east and one mile south of Rankin in northwest Vermilion County.
DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA:
|TOTAL ACRES:141||HUNTABLE ACRES: 141|
|WATER ACRES:0||TIMBERED ACRES: 6|
|OPEN ACRES: 135|
The total area of the two sites is 137 acres. Both of these areas are open to hunting. Cover types include brome and alfalfa (93 acres), switchgrass (15 acres), big bluestem, Indian grass and little bluestem (22 acres) trees and shrubs along creek banks and fence lines (7 acres).
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS
Pheasant, rabbit and quail hunting is by free Permit Only. Permits are issued for the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24. Hunting hours are until 4:00pm and limits are statewide.
OTHER SPECIAL REGULATIONS:
Grassland habitat renovation will be occurring on the area. These activities are designed to improve pheasant habitat.
For further information, please contact: the Division of Wildlife Resources 217/782-6384. 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 or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding sourceís 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.