Pyramid State Park - East Conant Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
This site is located 6 miles south of Pinckneyville off Hwy 127, west
3 miles on Galum Church Road in Perry County, Illinois
Total Acres: 2,824 Huntable Acres: 2,824 Habitat Type Acres: Cropfields
1,763, Timber 928; Grasslands 133.
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:
Deer, Rabbit, Woodcock, Squirrel, Quail, Furbearers, Turkey, Dove, Waterfowl,
The East Conant Unit is
one of five management units that comprise Pyramid State Park. The unmined property
was purchased from Ark Land Company on August 15, 2000. The area is dominated
by large cropfields which are interspersed with fencerows and two large blocks
of forest. The site is open to deer, turkey, squirrel, dove, waterfowl, rabbit,
quail, furbearer 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.
- Hunters must maintain
accurate records of each hunt.
- The area has been designated
as a Quality Deer Management Area. Therefore, antlerless deer or antlered
deer having at least four points on a side may be taken. This applies to all
deer hunting (firearm, muzzle-loader, and archery).
- Firearm deer hunters,
muzzle-loader deer hunters and firearm turkey hunters (spring & fall)
must apply to the permit office in Springfield for a site specific permit
which are available through the statewide lottery. Muzzloader deer hunting is open to hunters possessing a Perry County Muzzleloader Permit.
- It 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.
- Dove hunting hours are
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm., hunters must participate in a daily lottery at 11:00
am 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
not hunt within 200 yards of sunflower or wheat fields September 1 - 5.
- Squirrel hunters may
use a .22 caliber rimfire firearms or muzzleloading black powder rifles.
- Turkey hunters must apply
through permit office for site specific permit.
- Waterfowl hunters not participating in the daily lottery may not access Pyramid State Park Property until 4:30 am in November, 5:00 am in December, and 5:30 am in January. Minimum of 12 decoys, no more than 4 hunters per party, 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. Minimum of 200 yards between hunting parties. No September Canada
goose hunting will be allowed. The area is closed to waterfowl hunting on
- Furbearer trapping/hunting
must have site permit, only egg traps, D-P traps, cage traps and traps of
similar design may be used for land sets. Body gripping traps with a 10-inch
jaw spread or larger must be submerged.
- Statewide regulations
apply, unless otherwise specified.
- Failure to return completed
harvest record (permit) by February 15, even if no hunting occurred will result
in the hunter being ineligible for a permit the following year.
For further information
or to obtain a site permit, contact: Pyramid State Park, 1562 Pyramid
Park Road, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 (618/357-2574).
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, 1
Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL, 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY