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Alvah Borah State Habitat Area

2020-2021 Season

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Location: Approximately 1 mile northwest of the Burnt Prairie exit off of I-64, at the end of County Road 050N, Wayne County.

Description: Alvah Borah State Habitat Area is a satellite of Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area, 102 Park Office Rd., McLeansboro, IL 62859; phone: 618/773-4340. The area is primarily bottomland woods with a creek running from north to south through the property. The Site is only accessible from Wayne County Road 050N, and has very limited parking.

Total Acres: 88     Timber Acres: 87      Huntable Acres: 87  

 General Site Regulations:

  1.  Free site Windshield cards are required for all species as noted. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "hunting/trapping" and then "public hunting areas" to print these permits. This permit must be displayed in the windshield while hunting. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information. Failure to report harvest will result in loss of hunting privileges at the Site for the following year.
  2. No hunting may be done in restricted areas, developed recreation areas, or within 100 yards of construction sites, or residences.
  3. No permanent tree stands may be constucted nor may any hunting be done from a permanent stand. Any tree stand or ground blind must be portable. No stands or steps that pierce the bark of a tree are allowed.
  4. When hunting or scouting, ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED AT DESIGNATED AREAS (NO ATV ACCESS)
  5. it is unlawful for any person to consume, possess or be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs while on the site for the purpose of hunting or trapping. Any person who violates site specific regulations shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
  6. No overnight camping is permitted.
 SPECIES SPECIFIC REGULATIONS:

Deer (Archery)
  1. Statewide regulations
  2. Only one tree stand or ground blind is allowed per deer permit holder. Tree stands and ground blinds must be removed at the end of each day.
Deer Firearm
  1. Hunters must possess a Wayne County Permit to hunt the site.
  2. Only one tree stand or ground blind is allowed per deer permit holder. Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended. Any stands left unattended overnight must be legibly marked with the owner's name, address, and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.
  3. No hunter shall place a tree stand or ground blind prior to two weeks before the opening of firearm deer season and all hunters must remove their deer stands no later than two weeks after the final day of legal deer hunting.
Deer (Muzzleloading Rifle)
  1. ​Hunters must possess a Wayne County Permit to hunt the site.
  2. Only one tree stand or ground blind is allowed per deer permit holder. Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended. Any stands left unattended overnight must be legibly marked with the owner's name, address, and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.
  3. No hunter shall place a tree stand or ground blind prior to two weeks before the opening of muzzleloader deer season and all hunters must remove their deer stands no later than two weeks after the final day of legal deer hunting.
Squirrel
  1. Statewide regulations.
  2. Hunting is by shotgun only
Turkey (Spring)
  1. Statewide regulations
  2. Hunters must possess a Wayne County Permit to hunt the site.
Turkey (Fall Archery)
  1. Statewide regulations
Turkey (Fall Gun)
  1. Statewide regulations
  2. Hunters must possess a Wayne County Permit to hunt the site.
Furbearer Hunting
  1. Statewide regulations
  2. .22 caliiber or smaller rimfire firearms permitted from sunset to sunrise.
Furbearer Trapping
  1. Statewide regulations.
  2. .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms are permitted.
  3. Closed during the firearm deer seasons.
Bobwhite Quail and Rabbit
  1. Statewide regulations
Crow
  1. Statewide regulations
  2. Crow hunting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.
  3. Season is October 28th through the next February 28th.
  4. All harvested crows must be removed from State property and disposed of properly.
  5. There is no shot-size restriction or non-toxic shot requirement. No centerfire rifles allowed.
Woodcock, Snipe and Rail Hunting
  1. ​Statewide regulations.
  2. Hunting hours are sunrise to sunset. 

For further information, contact Site Superintendent, Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area, 102 Park Office Rd., McLeansboro, IL 62859, phone: 618/773-4340; or District Wildlife Biologist, 13999 E. Game-Farm Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, phone: 618/242-2062.​​2019​


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.