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Wolf Creek State Park Hunter Fact Sheet

2014-2015 Season 

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NAME: WOLF CREEK STATE PARK

LOCATION: Eight miles northwest of Windsor, between Findlay and Bruce on County Highway 3.

DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA:

TOTAL ACRES: 2000; OPEN ACRES: 750; HUNTABLE ACRES: 500; TIMBERED ACRES: 1250

The area lies along the east edge of Lake Shelbyville and is characterized by wooded ravines, prairie restorations and native grass plantings, and wildlife food/cover plots.

SPECIES

SEASON

HOURS

SPECIAL RULES/PERMITS

Quality Upland Hunting Season (rabbit, quail, pheasant)
See Below
Statewide
Special Permit Required
Limited, see hunter digest

Raccoon

Day after 2nd Deer Season to Dec. 20

Sunset to Sunrise Only

Site Permit Required

Deer (firearm)

Statewide

Statewide

Special Permit Required Quality Deer Management - Hunters must harvest antlerless deer or antlered deer with at least 4 points on one antler.

Turkey

First and second spring firearm season only.

Statewide

Special Permit Required
Limted, see hunter digest

Archery Deer
Statewide
Statewide
Site Permit Required.
Hunters must harvest 1 anterless deer before buck. One Buck per season, and at least 4 points on one antler.

Statewide regulations shall apply at sites where windshield permits are issued, except that hunters must obtain a free site permit online from the Department website. This permit must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit number visible and the pocket portion in possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if the hunter did not hunt) by February 15, or two weeks after the season closes for those seasons ending after February 1. Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the above deadline.

SITE REGULATIONS:

  1. Only portions of the park are open to hunting. Check with site personnel to determine the exact boundaries of the area open to hunting.
  2. No pistols or airguns are permitted. Twenty-two (.22) caliber rimfire rifles are allowed for Raccoon hunting only.
  3. Firearm deer hunters must have a valid Wolf Creek State Park deer permit, issued through the statewide lottery.
  4. Turkey hunters must have a valid Wolf Creek State Park permit, issued through the statewide lottery.
  5. Hunting from permanent stands is prohibited. No nails, screw in foot pegs, or other piercing devices are allowed. Tree stands must be portable and removed daily.
  6. Shotgun, muzzleloader and handgun are allowed during the firearm deer season. All state regulations apply. Consult the Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations for caliber and usage restrictions
  7. Hunting will be permitted on the firest and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24, except closed during the firearm deer seasons and open December 27 and 29.

For more information contact: Richard Glazebrook, Site Superintendent, at 217/756-8260. For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click here.


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.