Cypress Pond State Natural Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
NAME: Cypress Pond State Natural Area (Satellite of Ferne Clyffe State Park)
One half mile north of state route 146 at the Union/Johnson County line
Huntable Acres: 1047, Cypress/tupelo swamp, tree plantations, hardwood draws,
warm season grasses
MOST PREVALENT GAME
SPECIES: Deer, Turkey, Waterfowl, Squirrel, Raccoon
- All hunters must check
in and check out at the designated registration box located at the parking
- 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 permanent blinds or
pits may be dug or constructed. All blinds must be portable or established
with natural vegetation and must be removed or dismantled at the end of each
day’s hunt. Cutting of live vegetation on the area is illegal.
- 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.
- Trappers must obtain
a permit from the Ferne Clyffe State Park Office prior to setting traps. Only
Egg traps, D-PC (dog proof) traps, box traps or traps of similar design may
be used for land sets.
- No crow hunting allowed
on this area.
- All motorized vehicles
must remain on parking areas. This is a walk-in hunting area – no ATV’s
or bicycles are allowed (with the exception of Disabled Hunter permits). Person
pulled carts can be used.
For further information,
contact: Site Superintendent, Ferne Clyffe State Park, P.O. Box 10,
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