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Eagle Creek State Park Hunter Fact Sheet

2014-2015 Season 

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NAME: EAGLE CREEK STATE PARK

LOCATION: Four miles southeast of Findlay

DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA:

TOTAL ACRES: 1300 OPEN ACRES: 260
HUNTABLE ACRES: 520 TIMBERED ACRES: 1040

The area lies along the west edge of Lake Shelbyville and is characterized by wooded ravines, prairie restorations and native grass plantings, and wildlife food/cover plots. A golf course and lodge occupy the south part of the park.

SPECIES

SEASON

HOURS

SPECIAL RULES/PERMITS

Quality Upland Hunting Season (rabbit, quail, pheasant)

See Below **

Statewide

State Special Permit Required
Limited, See Hunter Digest

Woodcock

During Quality Upland dates in Nov.

Closes 4 PM

Site Permit Required

Raccoon

Day After 2nd Deer Season to Dec. 20.

Sunset to Sunrise Only

Special Site Permit Required

Squirrel

August 1 - Nov. 3

Statewide

Site Permit Required

Turkey (Fall Archery)
Statewide
Statewide
State Issued Permit and Site Permit Required

Deer (Archery)

Statewide

Statewide

Special Permit Required
Hunters must harvest antlerless deer or antlered deer with at least 4 points on one antler.

Statewide regulations shall apply at sites where windshield permits are issued, except that hunters must obtain a free site permit online from the Department website. This permit must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit number visible and the pocket portion in possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if the hunter did not hunt) by February 15, or two weeks after the season closes for those seasons ending after February 1. Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the above deadline.

SITE REGULATIONS:

  1. Hunting is prohibited where posted and within 100 yards of any public use facility. Boundaries are marked. If unsure of site boundaries, contact site office for assistance. Avoid trespassing or hunting on lodge and golf course leased property.
  2. No pistols or air guns are permitted. Twenty two (.22) caliber rimfire rifles are allowed for Raccoon hunting.
  3. No trapping is allowed.
  4. No firearm deer hunting is allowed on site - ARCHERY ONLY. Hunting from permanent stands is prohibited. No nails, screw in foot pegs, or other piercing devices are allowed. Tree stands must be portable and removed daily.
  5. Deer hunters must have permission of resort to track deer on the Resort and Golf Course property.
  6. Upland game hunters must wear a cap and upper garment of blaze orange (minimum 400 square inches).
** Hunting will be permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November, and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24.

 

For more information contact: Richard Glazebrook, Site Superintendent, at 217/756-8260. For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click here.


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