State Park - Galum Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
This site is located 4 miles east of Cutler on Panda Bear Road in Perry
Acres: 2,520, Huntable
Type Acres: Cropfields
Deer, Rabbit, Woodcock, Squirrel, Quail, Furbearers, Dove, Waterfowl
Galum 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,
eight cropfields, four lakes, small wetlands and a forest corridor along
Galum Creek. The site is open to deer, squirrel, dove, waterfowl, rabbit
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 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,
deer hunters must apply to the permit office in Springfield for a site
specific permit which are available through the statewide lottery.
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.
hunting hours are 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., September 1 - 5, statewide regulations
thereafter. Non-toxic shot no larger than 6 or smaller. 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.
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
- 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 hunters 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. Hunters not participating in the daily draw must be 200 yards from
the next hunting party. Waterfowl hunters not participating in the daily lottery may not access Pyramid State Park property until 4:30 a.m. in November, 5:00 a.m. in December and 5:30
a.m. in January. Waterfowl hunters may not hunt on main lakes with 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.
hunters may use .22 caliber rimfire firearms or muzzleloading black
turkey hunting allowed.
trapping/hunting must have permit, only egg traps, D-P traps, box 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.
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, 524 S. 2nd, Springfield, IL 62701-1787; 217/785-0067;