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Dublin Highlands Pheasant Habitat Area

2017-2018 Season

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is responsible for the preservation and restoration of wildlife and their associated habitats. The Dublin Highlands Pheasant Habitat Area was purchased with revenue generated through the sale of the Illinois Habitat Stamp and developed with the cooperation of the Highland Chapter of Pheasants Forever. This area provides high quality permanent habitat for ring-necked pheasants and hunting opportunities for Illinois sportsmen.

Location: Stephenson County, three miles east of Route 73 at the intersection of Dublin and Heitter Road. Sign in station is at Heitter Road.

Description: Total Huntable Areas - 122 acres.

Available Game Species:

Species

Season

Hunting Hours

Bag Limits

Special Regulations

Cock Pheasant

Statewide PHA Dates

Statewide

Statewide

Free Permit Required

Hungarian Partridge

Statewide PHA Dates

Statewide

Statewide

Free Permit Required

Bobwhite Quail

Statewide PHA Dates

Statewide

Statewide

Free Permit Required

Cottontail Rabbit

Statewide PHA Dates

Statewide

Statewide

Free Permit Required

Deer (Archery)

Statewide, except season will close day before north zone upland season opens and reopens at the close of the upland season

Statewide

Statewide

See Reg. G below

Area Regulations:

  1. Hunting is by permit only.
  2. All hunters must have a valid permit for the date on which they are hunting. Hunters must sign in before hunting and harvest numbers must be recorded when finished at the sign in station on Heitter Road.
  3. Permit holders may bring three hunting partners to the area to hunt with them.
  4. Hunters must wear a cap and upper outer-garment of solid blaze orange, of at least 400 square inches.
  5. Permit applications will be available at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park or on the IDNR web site in August, prior to the hunting season.
  6. All hunting must be with shotgun or bow and arrow.
  7. Archery hunters must register with name and date prior to hunting and sign out and record harvest upon completion of the hunt. Registration will be at the site parking lot. No more than 2 hunters can hunt concurrently at Dublin Highlands Habitat Area. It shall be unlawful to construct or use any tree stands that utilize nails, screws, wire, or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed. Tree stands must be removed at the end of the hunting day. Archery season closes at the end of shooting hours on the day preceding the opening of the upland hunting season for the north zone and will re-open at legal shooting hours the day following the close of the north zone upland season.

Hunting Regulations:

ALL regulations found in the Illinois Game code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.

Further information can be found in the Illinois Hunting Digest or by contacting 217-782-6384; or Lake-Le-Aqua-Na State Park, 8542 North Lake Road, Lena, IL 61048. Phone 815-369-4282.


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.