The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for the preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat and for providing hunting opportunity for the residents of this state. The Loda Pheasant Habitat Area, purchased with the revenue generated from the Illinois Habitat Stamp and the Open Lands Trust Fund provides high quality permanent habitat for ring-necked pheasants and hunting opportunities for Illinois Sportsman.
This area is 1.0 miles North and 1.5 miles East of Loda on County Road 300 North
in Southwestern Iroquois County.
DESCRIPTION OF AREA:
TOTAL ACRES: 160, HUNTABLE ACRES: 160 ; WATER ACRES: 2, TIMBERED ACRES: 1; OPEN ACRES: 157
The total area of the site is 160 arces. The entire area is open to hunting. Cover types include brome, alfalfa and clover (109.2 acres), winter cover/switchgrass (31 acres), shrubs and trees (1 acres), old-field/homestead (10.5 acres) and food and cover plots (8.3 acres).
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:
Pheasant, rabbit and quail hutning is be free Permit Only issued through Springfield. Permits are issued for the firest 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:
Send application for hunting to: Upland Game, P.O. Box 19457, Springfield, IL 62794-9457
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 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 62702-1271; 217/785-0067, TTY 217/782-9175