Archery Deer Map
Whiteside County, 2 miles north of Morrison, east of IL Rt. 78 North.
Description: Total Acres: 1152 Huntable Acres: Deer (Archery/Firearm)
- 950; Dove - 10, Squirrel - 900
The hunting area is comprised of timber woodlots, brushy draws, and fencelines
interspersed with open grasslands with corn, milo, and sunflower food patches.
Topography consists of gently rolling hills with several gullies of which some
contain permanent water.
|12N - 5pm
|See site map for restricted
areas.Shot size limit.
||November 1st through
Thursday before 1st firearm deer season
||Shot size limit. See
site map for restricted areas.
1st 4 segments of statewide season
Site specific permit required. See the site map for restricted areas.
||Open the day following
the close of the 1st firearm deer season then follows statewide regulations
to the end of season.
||First segment of the
firearm deer season only.
||Daily hunter quota
Special permit required.
- All regulations found
in the IL Game Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Order will apply
regulations are more restrictive.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
- For any person to construct
or to use any tree stand using nails, screws, wire, or any device which pierces
or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed. Any tree stand used
must be portable and must be removed from the tree at the end of the days
- For any person to possess
or consume any alcoholic beverage, including beer and wine, while on the area
for the purpose of hunting.
- To hunt in any area
not designated as open to hunting.
- For any person to park
except at a designated parking area.
- To be in the hunting
zone during open season if your are not hunting.
- To uncase a bow or firearm prior to entering the hunting area(s).
- Hunting with shotgun
only. Shot size restricted to #’s 7 1/2, 8, or 9 lead OR #6 steel.
- All hunters are required
to sign in and out at the designated hunter checkstation.
- Hunter quota assigned
via a drawing at the parking lot/ checkstation starting at ll:00AM daily.
Max. hunters - 30.
- Firearm deer hunters
can obtain a site specific permit, which will be issued through the Permit
Office in Springfield; 25 permits will be issued. Permits valid for Whiteside
Co. will not be valid at Morrison Rockwood State Park.
- Permit holders are
required to check-in and deposit their hunting license by 5:00AM each morning
or they will lose their permit to the daily drawing of standby hunters.
- If the hunter quota
is not filled each day of the firearm season, it will be filled by a daily
drawing held at the area checkstation beginning at 5:00AM.
- Standby hunters must
purchase a site specific daily permit ($5.00), and may only hunt on the
day they were selected.
- Hunting shall be with
either shotgun or muzzle loader only, according to statewide regulations.
- Squirrel hunters must
sign-in and sign-out at check-in areas.
- Shotguns; #3 or smaller
steel, # 5 or smaller for lead, tungsten or bismuth , 22 rimfire rifles,
muzzeloading black powder rifles and archery tackle using flu-flu arrows
are permitted for squirrel hunting.
- Only zones 1,2,3,4
and 5 (see site map) are open to squirrel hunting.
- Site will be closed
to archery hunting Nov 1st thru the end of the 1st firearm deer season AND
during the 2nd segment of the firearm deer season.
- No special permit is
needed; however, archery hunters must register with name and date prior
to hunting and sign out and record their harvest at the designated zone
check station(s) upon completion of the hunt.
- It shall be unlawful
to construct or to use any tree stand that utilizes nails, screws, wire
or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is
installed. Tree stands can be left till the end of the statewide Archery Deer season provided that the hunters name and address are labeled and affixed to the stand(s).
- Site will be open for the 1st four segments of the spring turkey season only (no 5th season). Site specific permits will be issued thru statewide lottery at the Springfield Permit Office.
- Hunters are required to sign-in and sign-out at designated locations and site will be divided in 6 hunting zones with no more than 2 permit hunters per zone. 12 permits per season (See site turkey hunting map).
- Hunters can accompanied by 1 additional non-hunter.
For further information
contact; Site Superintendent, Morrison Rockwood State Park, 18750 Lake
Rd., Morrison, IL 61270; Telephone: (815) 772-4708.
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.