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Larry D. Closson Habitat Area

2018-2019 Season


NAME: Larry D. Closson Habitat Area
LOCATION: 1.5 miles southeast of Hindsboro, 1/4 mile south of the intersection of State Hwy 133 and County Road 1975 E in Douglas County, Illinois.






August 1 - September 30 Statewide  Free Site Hunting Permit

Pheasants, Rabbit, Quail

Hunting will be permitted on the first 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.


Free Upland Game Permit Required

Archery Deer

October 1 - October 31


 Free Site Hunting Permit

Antlered Deer only Oct. 1-15.




Free Site Hunting Permit


Sundays in October/November and Saturdays in December

1/2 hour before sunrise -  1:00 pm Free Waterfowl Permit Required


Upland Game Hunters:

  1. A Free Upland Game Permit Application must be submitted online for a lottery drawing to be held in August.  Applications will be accepted online only and will be available from August 1st - August 31st.  The application is available at Hunters will be required to return their harvest card prior to February 15th each year.
  3. Only one hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
  4. All hunting must be with a shotgun or bow and arrow only.
  5. Hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange.

Archery Deer Hunters:

  1. Only antlered deer may be harvested October 1-15. Antlerless deer may be harvested beginning October 16th.
  2. Archery deer hunting is allowed Oct 1 - Oct 31. Firearm deer hunting is not permitted.
  3. Deer hunters must use portable stands and remove the stands at the end of each days hunt. Screw-in steps, nails, spikes, and other bark-piercing devices are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  Only one ground blind or tree stand is allowed per deer permit holder.  The name and address or windshield card number must be affixed to the tree stand or ground blind.
  4. Free Site Hunting Permits (windshield cards) are required for species noted. These are available online at Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information. Failure to submit data/card will result in loss of hunting privileges for the following year.


  1. Trappers must use only Egg Traps, D-P (Dog-Proof) Traps, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design for land sets. 
  2. Traps must be clearly marked with owners name and address and must be checked daily.
  3. Trappers must possess at free site hunting permit and report harvest.


  1. Waterfowl hunters must obtain a duck/goose hunting permit through the public duck/goose permit application drawing.  Drawing application period begins on August 16th and can be located at .
  2. Hunting will be limited to one party, one day per week during the regular 60 day duck hunting season. Hunting ends at 1:00 p.m.
  3. No early goose or teal hunting allowed.
  4. Hunters may construct temporary blinds but must remove them at the end of the day.
  5. One hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
  6. Waterfowl hunting hours end at 1:00 p.m.

For further information contact Walunt Point State Park at 217-346-3336. 

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.