INTRODUCTION: The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for providing outdoor recreation opportunity for the residents of the State. Of particular concern is providing safe hunting areas on public lands throughout the State. This Hunter Fact Sheet contains information relating to the small game hunting program at the Mazonia/Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area. Mazonia is characterized by extreme topography characteristic of strip mining operations. Numerous bodies of water ranging from .2 to 30 plus acres are found throughout the site. Access is limited to foot traffic only over a large portion of the area
DIRECTIONS: 3 Miles south of Braidwood just off Rte. 53, and within easy access of I-55.
Total Acres: 1150
Huntable Acres- Only in areas designated as open on the hunting areas map on back.
Habitat Types- Wooded/Shrubs: 230 Grassland and Agricultural: 540 Wetlands: 380
SMALL GAME HUNTING
||Season & Hours
North Unit Only
|Sign in and sign out at park office and report harvest. 6 or smaller federally approved non-toxic shot. Hunting only in areas designated as open on site map. No non-hunters in the field.
|Upland game, North Unit Only
||Day after close of central duck season through statewide close, statewide hours
||Hunters must sign in and sign out and report harvest, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas and New Years Day. May only hunt in areas designated as open on site map. 400 sq. in. Blaze Orange required. No non-hunters in the field.
(South Unit Only)
|Statewide dates and hours
Hunters must sign in and sign out and report harvest at designated areas. You must also report your harvest via the statewide call-in system. The South Unit is in Kankakee County. Failure to do so will result in loss of hunting privileges for the remainder of the season. Hunting is only allowed in areas designated as open. Archery hunters may also take coyotes and raccoons by use of bow and arrow. No non-hunters in the field.
All statewide bag limits apply. All hunters are reminded that this is a multiple use site. Fishing may be occurring throughout the site. Please report any turkey sightings to site staff. All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code of 1971, General Administrative Order 510, Federal Regulations apply unless the site regulations are more restrictive.
For additional information please contact: Mazonia/Braidwood State Fish & Wildlife Area, P.O. BOX 126, BRACEVILLE, IL 60407, 815/237-0063
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.