Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Location: 8 miles east of McLeansboro, Illinois off of State Highway 14
Description: Total Acres: 1,674
Water Acres: 75 Huntable Acres: 1,530 Timber Acres: 230 Open, cultivated, or fallow field acres: 1,300
The area is one of gently rolling topography. Most of the hunting area is small, open fields bordered by heavy fencerows, border plantings of shrubs, small trees, pines, and small patches of brush and timber. The area is heavily used by upland game hunters and as a field trial area.
Available Game Species: Deer Squirrel Quail Turkey Rabbit Dove Woodcock Crow Furbearers
This area provides good upland hunting with an abundance of quality food and cover. The brush areas and open fields provide a good place for beagles to hunt rabbits. Field Trialers find excellent running for their dogs and trail for following on horseback.
Other Facilities Available: Large picnic areas with tables and fireplaces, restaurant & bait shop, fishing and boating on the lake, camping area with gravel pads, electricity, sanitary station for trailers, shower building, and rental cabins.
For further information, contact Site Superintendent, Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area, RR #4 Box 242, McLeansboro, IL 62859, phone: 618/773-4340; or District Wildlife Biologist, 13999 E. Game Farm Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, phone: 618/242-2062.
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 source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.