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Ramsey Lake State Park Hunter Fact Sheet

2014-2015 Season 

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LOCATION: Ramsey Lake State Park is located one (1) mile north and one (1) mile west of Route 51 from Ramsey, Illinois.

DESCRIPTION: The area has steeply rolling topography which integrates out to gently rolling uplands. Crop fields and food plots are planted for winter food and cover. Small crop fields, brushy draws, and briar thickets provide the flavor which of hunters prefer. Mature oak-hickory forests provide for excellent squirrel hunting.

SPECIES

SEASON DATES

HOURS

LIMITS

Squirrel

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

Statewide Regulations

Dove 2

Statewide Regulations

Noon to 5:00 PM

Statewide Regulations

Archery Deer & Turkey

Statewide Regulations

½ hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset

1 Deer or 1 Turkey/Permit

Turkey (Spring Shotgun /Archery)

Statewide Regulations
(south zone)

½ hr. before sunrise to 1:00 PM

1 gobbler or bearded hen per permit

Pheasant 2,3,8
Quail
Rabbit

Statewide Regulations

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Statewide Regulations

Raccoon Opossum

Statewide Regulations

OPENING DAY SUNRISE TO CLOSING DAY SUNSET

No Limits

Fox, Coyote

Statewide Regulations

OPENING DAY SUNRISE TO CLOSING DAY SUNSET

No Limits

Woodcock, Rail, Snipe -Check at Park Office for seasons and limits

HUNTING REGULATIONS

  1. Free Site Hunting Permits (windshield cards) are required for all species except pheasant and dove. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "hunting/trapping: and then "public hunting areas" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information. Failure to submit data will result in loss of hunting privileges for the following year.
  2. Check In Time: DOVE: 10:30 AM- 11:00 AM; UPLAND GAME: 8:00 AM -8:30 AM. Daily Hunter Quota: Doves - 30 hunters, (Sept. 1 - 5 a permit is required from Springfield); Upland Game -40 hunters. 40 hunters including advance permits. After Sept. 5th, a daily drawing will be conducted if the standby hunter quota is exceeded at the conclusion of the check in period. No refill after daily quota has been reached.
  3. The PUT N TAKE program for pheasant will run as a fee permit area. The program is being run by a concessionaire this year. Advance reservations are available for any day of the week that the area is open. Advance reservations are available online at tmillerinc.com. T.Miller will only accept phone-in reservations 48 hours before the hunt at (217)793-6146.
  4. Hunters are required to deposit their hunting license or F.O.I.D. card at the office in exchange for a back patch which must be worn while hunting.
  5. Hunters are not allowed to leave the property without first checking out when hunting pheasant and dove.
  6. Shotgun Only: Upland Game -Shot Size #5 or smaller ONLY. Doves -Shot Size 7 1/2, 8, or 9 lead or #6 steel
  7. BLAZE ORANGE cap or hat and vest must be worn while upland game hunting. BLAZE ORANGE must be worn by all hunters in the woods during Youth Shotgun hunt Oct 12 - 13, the Dec 13 - 15 muzzleloader season, and Dec 26 - 29 and Jan 17 - 19 Late Winter Anterless Only season.
  8. The area will be closed to pheasant and quail hunting on all Mondays and Tuesdays during the hunting season. Rabbit hunters may hunt rabbits only on Monday and Tuesday free of charge.
  9. All hunting is by shotgun or bow only.

For additional Information contact: Site Superintendent, Ramsey Lake State Park, P.0. Box 97, Ramsey, IL 62080, Phone: 618-423-2215


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.