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Rall Woods Hunter Fact Sheet

2013-2014 Season 

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Location: Jo Daviess County, 31/2 miles South of Hanover on Rt. 84 or 9 miles North of Savanna to Rush Rd., 1 1/2 miles East to "T" intersection, turn right or south, to parking and registration areas.

Description : Total Acres: 283; all timbered and huntable. The area will provide good hunting opportunities for forest game species like deer, wild turkey and squirrel. Upland game opportunities will be limited as rabbits are the only species present in any number. The topography is very steep making walking difficult.

Available Game Species :

Species Seasons Hunting Hrs Bag Limits Special Regulations
Squirrel & Rabbit Statewide Statewide Statewide Shotgun Or Bow & Arrow, See #5, 8 below
Turkey (Spring Youth) Statewide Statewide Statewide Quota of 2 hunters. See #4, 5, 7 below.
Turkey (Spring) Statewide Statewide Statewide Quota of 2 hunters per season. See #4, 5, 6 below
Turkey (Fall Shotgun) Statewide Statewide Statewide No Hunter Quota. Valid County Permit Required. See #5 below.
Turkey (Fall Archery) Statewide Statewide Statewide No Hunter Quota. See #5, 8 below
Deer (Archery) Statewide Statewide Statewide No Hunter Quota. See #5, 8 and 9 below
Deer (Youth) Statewide Statewide Statewide Quota of 8 hunters. See #4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 below
Deer (Firearm) First or Second Season Statewide Statewide Quota of 8 hunters per season. See # 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9
Deer (CWD) Statewide Statewide Statewide Quota of 8 hunters. See # 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
Deer (Muzzleloader) 2nd portion of Muzzleloader season only. Statewide Statewide Quota of 8 hunters. See #4, 5, 6, 8 and 9. Muzzleloader permit only . Invalid during the 2nd portion of the firearm deer season.
Raccoon, Opossum Statewide Sunset to Sunrise Statewide Shotguns and .22ca Rimfire Rifles allowed. See #5 below
Fox,Coyote,Skunk Statewide Fox Season Sunset to Sunrise Statewide Shotguns and .22ca Rimfire Rifles allowed. See #5 below

Area Regulations:

  1. All Statewide Regulations apply.
  2. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or to consume beer, wine, or intoxicating liquors while hunting on the area.
  3. No ground fires or camping allowed.
  4. Area closed to non-hunters during deer firearm seasons (Youth, Firearm, CWD and Muzzleloader) and until 1:00 PM during turkey firearm seasons (Youth and Spring). Exception: supervising adult during youth season.
  5. Hunters must obtain a Free Site Hunting Permit (windshield card) online at the IDNR website, www.dnr.illinois.gov. This permit must be displayed and visible under the vehicle windshield and the pocket portion in possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online by February 15th (even is the hunter did not hunt) or they forfeit hunting privileges at the site for the following year.
  6. All turkey and firearm deer hunters must obtain a Special Hunt Area permit. Special Hunt Area permits are not valid anywhere else in the county. County permits are not valid for the Special Hunt Area.
  7. For Youth Turkey and Deer seasons, only Jo Daviess Co. permit holders that contact the site office will be issued a youth season. Free Site Hunting Permit (Windshield Card) until quotas are reached.
  8. All other hunting is closed during firearm deer seasons (Youth, Firearm, CWD and Muzzleloader). Exception: coyote may be taken by firearm deer hunters with Special Hunt Area permit.
  9. 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. Any tree stand must be portable and removed from the tree at the end of each day.

For further information contact: Apple River Canyon State Park, Apple River, IL 61001; Telephone: (815) 745-3302.


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.