Location: From Henry, take Illinois
Rout 18 east 4.1 miles to a blacktop road, then turn west and go 0.5 mile. The
nature preserve is on the north side of the road.
Description: George S. Park Nature
Preserve is an 80 acre site, all of which is huntable. This site is a uniform
hardwood forest. Poole Creek runs through the area and the rugged topography
and includes gradual to moderately steep slopes. There is no interior vehicle
Area Regulations (See Below)
||See #1, 2, 3, 4, 6,
||See #1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9
||See #1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9
|Late Winter Deer
||See #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative
Rules will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive
Special Area Regulations:
- All hunters are required
to sign in prior to hunting and to check out and report their harvest immediately
after the conclusion of the hunt on the sheets provided.
- All deer harvested must
also be checked in / reported as outlined in the statewide rules & regulations
for reporting deer harvested during the regular statewide deer seasons.
- Stands must be portable
and must be tagged with the hunter's name, address, and phone number. All
stands must be removed daily.
- Hunters may not exceed
posted hunter quota in the field.
- All firearm and muzzleloader
hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid and vivid blaze orange
of at least 400 square inches while hunting.
- Parking is along the
county road on the south side of the nature preserve. Please pull off the
road as far as possible without entering the nature preserve.
- Putnam County permit
holders may sign in and hunt. Standby permits not available.
- If announced as being open in Putnam County
- Further restrictions
may exist. See posted regulations before hunting.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
- To construct or use any stand
or accessory using nails, screws, or any device which pierces, cuts, or otherwise
damages the bark of the tree on which it is installed.
- To hunt in any area not designated
as being open to hunting.
- To park anywhere on the site except
in designated parking areas.
- For unauthorized vehicles to enter
upon any trail.
- For any person to consume any
alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs or to be under the influence of alcohol
or illegal drugs while on the area for the purpose of hunting.
- To possess weapons in the field
except during hunting hours and while engaged in hunting.
- To hunt at night on this area.
- To engage in "driving"
deer for the purpose of hunting on any IDNR site.
- To hunt with other than a shotgun, muzzleloader, or handgun during the firearm deer season, a muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, or a bow & arrow during archery deer season.
For further information, contact:
Site Superintendent; Lake DePue SFWA; 1001 W. 4th Street, Box 52; DePue, IL 61322;
Equal 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; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.