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Green River - Furbearer Hunter Fact Sheet

2014-2015 Season 

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LOCATION: 13 Miles south of Dixon on Rt. 26 - 3 miles west of Rt. 26 on Maytown Road.

DESCRIPTION: Total area - 2,565 acres, Huntable Acres - 2,515. The area is one of gently rolling topography. Much of the area consists of slough, woodlands, cultivated fields, grasslands, and wetlands.

AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:

 

SPECIES

SEASON

Hours

BAG LIMITS

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Crow  Jan. 3 - Feb. 28 Statewide  Statewide  See #1, 5
Raccoon & opossum Statewide See # 3 Statewide  See # 1, 2, 5
Fox  Statewide See # 3 Statewide  See # 1, 2, 5
Coyote & Skunk  Nov. 10 - Feb. 28 See # 3 Statewide  See # 1, 2, 4, 5

All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.  Hunters must obtain a free site permit online from www.dnr.illinois.gov.  To do so, navigate to "hunting/trapping" and then "public hunting areas".  Proceed to "Free Site Hunting Permit (Windshield Card) and select "New Self-Issued Windshield Card" tab under the "Upland/Forest Game (and Dog Training) column.  Complete all fields as necessary and print Windshield Card and accompanying pocket card.  This card (your windshield card) must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face-up, with the windshield card number visible and the pocket card portion in your possession while hunting at the site.  Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if you did not hunt) by February 15, 2015.  Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the prescribed deadline.

SPECIAL AREA REGULATIONS:

  1. Closed during the site's firearm deer season.  During the archery season, archery hunting hours for these species is from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset only.   
  2. After February 15th, coyote and skunk hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.  
  3. Further restrictions may exist. See regulations posted at the site before hunting.

IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:

  1. To hunt in any area not designated as being open to hunting or to hunt off IDNR property.
  2. To park anywhere on the site except in the designated parking lots & for unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any trail.
  3. To hunt with anything other than a shotgun or bow and arrow; except that .22 rimfire firearms may be used for raccoon, opossum, fox, coyote and skunk from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.
  4. 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.
  5. To possess weapons in the field except during hunting hours 

Other Activities/Facilities Available:  Hiking, equestrian trails, camping, pavillion w/electricy and grill.

For Further Information contact:
Green River State Wildlife Area, 375 Game Rd. Harmon, IL. 61042 (815) 379-2324  


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.