Pyramid State Park - Captain Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
This site is located 2 miles southeast of Cutler on Pyatt-Cutler Road
in Perry County, Illinois
Type Acres: Cropfields 1,154; Timber 160; Grasslands/Pastures 3,891; Lakes/Wetlands
Deer, Rabbit, Furbearer, Woodcock, Quail, Waterfowl, Dove
Captain Unit is one of five management units that comprise Pyramid State Park.
The reclaimed surface stripmine property was purchased from Ark Land Company
on September 28, 2001. The area is dominated by large grasslands which are interspersed
with cropfields, large lakes and small wetlands. A 1,968 acre seasonal waterfowl
refuge (October 28 - February 28) has been established which provides land and
water habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. The site is open to deer,
dove, waterfowl, rabbit, furbearer and quail hunting by permit only. Hunter
quotas and other site specific restrictions are in effect to improve the quality
of the hunting experience.
- Hunters are advised that "Free Site Hunting Permits" (windshield cards) to hunt all species are now ONLY available online from the IDNR homepage - www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "hunting/trapping", then "public hunting areas", select Region 5 to print these permits. ALL hunters are required to have a state hunting permit. Hunters are required to return to this website prior to February 15 to record harvest information. Failure to submit harvest data will result in loss of hunting privileges for the following year.
must maintain accurate records of each hunt.
area has been designated for deer hunting as a archery only Quality Deer Management
Area. Therefore, antlerless deer or antlered deer having at least four points
on a side may be taken.
is illegal to construct or use any tree stand using nails, screws or any device
which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree which it was installed. Tree stands
which are used for deer hunting must be removed from the area at the end of
each day's hunt.
- Quail and rabbit hunters must apply for a Free Upland Game Permit issued by statwide lottery from the permit office. All applications must be made via the internet accessible at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame through August 31. Applicants may apply only once and receive one permit per year. Each permittee will be allowed to bring up to 2 hunting partners.
- All upland game hunters
engaged in quail and rabbit hunting must wear a cap and outer garment of solid
and vivid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.
hunting hours are 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., hunters must participate in a daily
lottery at 11:00 a.m. at the Galum Unit Office September 1 - 5 to hunt over
sunflower or wheat fields. Statewide regulations thereafter. Non-toxic shot
size number 6 or smaller must be used. Unsuccessful lottery participants and
other hunters not participating in the lottery drawing may only hunt in designated
areas during September 1 - 5. This area is: all land west of the western haul
road and all land east of the eastern haul road to the shore of the super
lake to south haul road.
turkey hunting allowed.
- A daily lottery will be conducted
for staked waterfowl locations during duck season only at the Galum Unit Office beginning at 4:30 a.m. in November, 5:00 a.m. in
December and 5:30 a.m. in January. Minimum of 12 decoys, no more than 4 hunters
per party, a hunter's name may only appear on one lottery card, after duck
season is closed, hunters may not possess more than 5 shot shells for every
Canada goose allowed in the daily bag. Shooting hours are legal opening to
1:00 pm. The land and water portion of the Super Lake refuge will be closed
to all access from October 29 through February 28. No teal hunting will be
allowed in the refuge.Waterfowl hunters not participating in the daily lottery may not access Pyramid State Park property until 4:30 am in November, 5:00am in December, and 5:30 am in January. Waterfowl hunters may not hunt on main lakes other than staked
locations. Hunters may hunt in cropfields and wetlands which have not been
staked, however they must be a minimum of 200 yards from the nearest staked
location. No September Canada goose hunting will be allowed. The area is closed
to all waterfowl hunting on Mondays.
trapping/hunting must have site permit, no foot hold traps, body gripping
traps must be submerged.
regulations apply, unless otherwise specified.
further information or to obtain a site permit, contact: Pyramid State
Park, 1562 Pyramid Park Road, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 (618/357-2574).
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
Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271;
217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175