INTRODUCTION: Siloam Springs State Park is characterized by high-quality forest game hunting opportunities. Wildlife habitat enhancement practices such as food plot establishment has also created excellent deer and turkey hunting opportunities.
LOCATION: Siloam Springs State Park is located eleven miles south of Clayton off Route 24 or six miles north of Route 104 in Adams and Brown counties.
|Total Acres 3,323
||Non-Forested Acres: 500
||Water Acres: 58
|Huntable Acres: 2,380
||Forested Acres: 2,765
SETTING: This area is one of gently rolling topography, comprised of mature oak-hickory timber with some interspersed brushy fallow areas. Signs are posted along the park boundaries and the line dividing the open and closed hunting areas.
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:
||1st day after Labor Day thru Statewide End.
||Sunrise to sunset
||Free site permit required; No rifles.
||Noon-5 p.m. thru Sept. 5 - then statewide hours
|Deer*/Turkey (Bow only)
||Free site permit required (non-residents see instructions).
||Special Permit required Springfield drawing
|Turkey (Fall Shotgun)
||Free site permit required; Adams/Brown Co. Permit - 10 hunters maximum. Sign-in at office required.
||Special Permit required. Springfield drawing
|Deer (Late Winter season)
||Special Permit required. Springfield drawing.
||Special Permit required. Site drawing
||Site Specific - Sept. only
||1/2 hr. before sunrise to 1:00pm
||Special permit required. Site drawing
Free site hunting permits (windshield cards) are required for species as noted. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "Hunting/Trapping" and then "Public hunting area" 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 privledges for the following year.
*Only antlerless deer or antlered deer having at least four points on one side may be harvested.
**Trapping is also allowed for furbearing mammals. A special trapping permit is issued through a site drawing.
Non-resident instructions: Non-resident archery deer hunters must apply for a special site permit to hunt. Applications for these permits, which allow hunting for four (4) 7-day periods, are available on the internet or from the site. Contact site for details. Hunting during the archery deer season is according to site and statewide regulations. Please refer to the internet site for special hunt dates.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
- For any person to construct or to use any tree stand using nails, screws, wire, steps, or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed. Only one portable stand may be used and must be labeled with the hunter's name, address, and telephone number or a site assigned number, and must be removed daily.
- For any person to possess or consume beer, wine, or alcoholic or intoxicating liquor while hunting on the area.
- For any person to use vehicles on internal roads that are posted closed.
- To hunt in any area not specifically designated for hunting.
OTHER SITE FACILITIES: Camping and concession stand
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Siloam Springs State Park, 938 E. 3003rd Lane, Clayton, IL 62324 or at (217) 894-6205.
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.