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 CPHA - Youth Pheasant Hunting   

ILLINOIS YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT APPLICATION INFORMATION

STANDBY PERMITS

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY HUNT DATES

DISABLED IYPH PERMITS

IYPH AREAS & DATES

 

Youth with hunting dog
  Image depicts - left to right - supervising adult/dog handler Chuck Leonard, 12-year old hunters Bailey Leonard and Trey Piersol with Timbercreek's Shameless Poncho, a German Shorthaired Pointer and Timbercreek's Elhew Sonny Boy, an English Pointer during the November 14, 2010 Illinois Youth Pheasant Hunt at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park near Benton, IL. Photo © 2011, IDNR, Office Land Management.

ILLINOIS YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Please review the application information in addition to these instructions to ensure that you have a complete understanding of all application procedures. Application information is available at:

  • For the Illinois Youth Pheasant Hunt (IYPH) the application must be in the name of the young hunter. The application must also contain correct information for the young hunter.

  • Each young hunter MUST be accompanied by a non-hunting supervisory adult. The supervisory adult must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Young hunters must be between the ages of 10-15 inclusive on the date of the youth hunt.

  • Young hunters must have a valid Youth Hunting License and be supervised by an parent, grandparent or guardian who is 21 years of age or older and who has a valid Hunting or Sportsmen's License. Young hunters may also have a valid Illinois Hunting or Sportsmen's License on the IYPH hunt date. Resident hunters born on or after January 1, 1980 must have successfully completed the Hunter Education Course provided by the Department of Natural Resources to obtain a Hunting or Sportsmen's License.

  • No fees are assessed for the Illinois Youth Pheasant Hunt.

STANDBY PERMITS

  • Stand-by permits will be issued by drawing held at the conclusion of check-in time when daily quotas are not filled.

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY HUNT DATES

  • Additional hunting opportunities later in the hunting season are available to young hunters on controlled pheasant hunting areas. On these additional days young hunters under age 16 hunt for free when accompanied by a paid adult hunter. Each young hunter must be accompanied by a paid adult hunter. The days available are listed with the applicable hunting areas on this page.

DISABLED YOUTH HUNTER PERMITS

  • Disabled young hunters with Standing Vehicle Permits may apply for an IYPH Permit for Des Plaines, Eldon Hazlet, and Moraine View where special vehicles are available to assist with the hunt. Disabled young hunters, as defined by law (520 ILCS 5/2.33), may apply to the IDNR's Office of Law Enforcement (217) 782-6431 for a Standing Vehicle Permit.

ILLINOIS YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT AREAS & DATES:

  • SPECIAL NOTE: The IL Youth Pheasant Hunts at Pere Marquette State Park and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex are afternoon only hunts held in conjunction with Youth Wingshooting Clinics in the morning. Young hunters with a permit for the youth hunt must also participate in the youth wingshooting clinic. Wingshooting instruction during the clinic will be provided by IDNR & NSCA Certified Wingshooting Instructors. Shotguns, shotshells, clay targets, shooting glasses and ear protection will be provided for the wingshooting clinic. Shotguns and shotshells will also be provided for the youth hunt as required. Young hunters may bring their own shotgun for both the wingshooting clinic and the youth pheasant hunt.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Since the IL Youth Pheasant Hunt at Pere Marquette State Park will be held in early spring, reserved permits for this hunt will not be available until winter. A news release about the Pere Marquette Youth Hunt will be issued prior to permits becoming available on-line.

CHAIN O'LAKES (LAKE COUNTY)

On US Rt.12, 2.5 Mi. W. of Fox Lake, then 2 Mi. N.
Follow signs.


Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH Date:
Nov. 8

CLINTON LAKE (DEWITT COUNTY)

From Clinton, E on IL Rt. 54 to DeWitt, then 1.5 Mi. south on County Hwy. 14


Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM

IYPH Date: Oct. 25

DES PLAINES (WILL COUNTY)

Between Des Plaines and Kankakee Rivers. W. Side I-55 - Exit Joliet Arsenal Rd.

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM

IYPH Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

EDWARD R. MADIGAN
(LOGAN COUNTY)

I-55 to exit 123, proceed E. on Business 55. Follow signs.

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH
Date:
Nov. 8

ELDON HAZLET
(i.e., CARLYLE LAKE)
(CLINTON COUNTY)

5 Mi. N. of Carlyle on IL Rt. 127, then 2 Mi. E. on blacktop rd.

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM

IYPH Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

GREEN RIVER (LEE COUNTY)


4.5 Mi. N. of Ohio, IL on IL Rt. 26, then 3 Mi. W. on Maytown Rd.

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM



IYPH
Date: Nov. 8
Additional Hunt Date: Nov. 30

HORSESHOE LAKE
(MADISON COUNTY)

4 Mi. N. of Interstate 55-70 interchange on IL Rt. 111


Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH
Date:
Nov. 9

IROQUOIS COUNTY
(IROQUOIS COUNTY)

1 Mi. S of St. Anne on IL Rt. 1, then 7 Mi. E. on gravel rd.


Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH
Date:
Nov. 8
Additional Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK
(CASS COUNTY)

2 Mi. W. of Ashland on IL Rt. 125, then N. on Newmansville Rd. to County Hwy 11, then W. 1.5 Mi.

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM



IYPH
Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

JOHNSON SAUK TRAIL
(HENRY COUNTY)

5 Mi. N. of Kewanee on IL Rt. 78 or 5 Mi. S. of Interstate 80 Exit 33 on Rt. 78

Check-in Time: 8:00-8:30 AM

IYPH Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

KANKAKEE RIVER
(KANKAKEE COUNTY)

10 Mi. E. of Wilmington on IL Rt. 102 or 7 Mi. W. of Kankakee on Rte. 102


Check-in Time: 8:00-8:30 AM


IYPH Date: None
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

MACKINAW RIVER
(TAZEWELL COUNTY)

3 Mi. E. of Mackinaw on IL Rt. 9, then 1.5 Mi. N.


Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH Date: Oct. 25

MORAINE VIEW
(MCLEAN COUNTY)

12 Mi. East of Bloomington on IL Rt. 9 to LeRoy -Lexington blacktop, then S. 4.5 Mi.

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

PERE MARQUETTE
(JERSEY COUNTY)

On IL Rt. 100 northwest of Grafton



Check-in Time: 7:30-8:00 AM

IYPH Date: Mar. 7, 2015

SAND RIDGE (MASON COUNTY)

From IL Rt. 136, 4.5 Mi. to Forest City, then 2 Mi. W. Follow signs.



Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM

IYPH Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

SANGCHRIS LAKE
(CHRISTIAN COUNTY)

I-55 to Exit 82, E. on IL Rt. 104.
Follow signs.


Check-in Time: 10:00-10:30 AM


IYPH Date: Nov. 8

 

 

WAYNE FITZGERRELL
(i.e., REND LAKE)
(FRANKLIN & JEFFERSON COUNTIES)

1.5 Mi. W. of Interstate 57 on IL Rt. 154

Check-in Time: 7:00-8:00 AM


IYPH Date: Nov. 8
Additional Youth Hunt Dates:
Nov. 30 & Dec. 27

WORLD SHOOTING & RECREATIONAL COMPLEX
(RANDOLPH COUNTY)


5 Mi. N. of Sparta, IL on IL Rt. 4, then 3 Mi. W. Follow Signs.

Check-in Time: 7:30-8:00 AM

IYPH Date: Oct. 18

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