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Mautino State Fish & Wildlife Area

2017-2018 Season

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Location: The Mautino State Fish & Wildlife Area is located in Bureau County south of Sheffield and west of Buda on the Buda Blacktop between IL Route 40 and US Route 34.

Description: Mautino SFWA is mostly unreclaimed strip mine ground containing several lakes of various sizes. The site contains 911 total acres, 891 acres of which are available for archery deer and turkey hunting, approximately 435 acres for upland hunting and 40 acres are available for dove hunting.

Species

Season

Hours

Bag Limit

Special Rules/Permits

Dove

Sept. 1 - 5 

Noon - 5 PM

Statewide

Sign In & Sign Out Box

Dove

Sept. 6 - 30 

Statewide

Statewide

Sign In & Sign Out Box

Archery Deer

Statewide

Statewide

Statewide

Free Windshield Card

Fall Turkey

Only During Archery Deer

Statewide

Statewide

Free Windshield Card

Spring Turkey

Statewide

Statewide

Statewide

Free Windshield Card

Coyote, Raccoon

Only During Archery Deer

Statewide

Statewide

Free Windshield Card 

   Upland Game   

See Upland Game Site Regulations Below

Statewide

Statewide

Free Upland Game Permit

Trapping

Statewide

Statewide

Statewide

Register at Office – See below Trapping Site Regulations

All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.


Special Area Regulations:

  1. Hunting is allowed in designated areas only. 
  2. All hunters EXCEPT DOVE HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS must obtain and display a windshield card when hunting at the site. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "Hunt/Trap", "Public Hunting Areas", and then “Windshield Card for Public Hunting Areas” to print these cards. 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. Reporting is required even if you do not hunt. If you need assistance in obtaining the card, report to or contact the Hennepin Canal Office at 815-454-2328.
  3. Doves, turkeys, coyotes, and raccoons may not be cleaned on the site.
  4. Further restrictions may exist. See posted regulations before hunting.

SITE REGULATIONS:

Dove

  1. During the first five days of the season, all hunters must register with the check station personnel. The site hunter quota will be filled by a drawing held at 11 a.m. Non-hunters are NOT ALLOWED in the field during this time.
  2. Beginning September 6, all hunters must register and report their harvest at the hunter registration box. Non hunters allowed in the field with the dove hunter during this period.
  3. Hunting is from perimeter of field within 10 feet of numbered stakes.
  4. Only non-toxic shot (as defined by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 50 CFR 20), #6 steel shot or smaller or #7½ bismuth shot, tungsten, or HeviShot or smaller, may be possessed.

Archery Deer

  1. Deer hunting is archery only.
  2. Any deer harvested must also be checked in / reported as outlined in the statewide rules & regulations for reporting deer and turkey harvests during the regular statewide seasons.
  3. Only one stand/ground blind per hunter is allowed.  Stands, climbing devices, and ground blinds must be portable, but do not have to be removed at the end of each day.  Stands and ground blinds left in the field must be tagged with the hunter's name and address.  All stands and ground blinds must be removed from the site within 15 days after the close of the state archery deer season.   
  4. Deer must be field dressed at least 50' from any road, trail or developed area. Any debris or body parts generated by field dressing must remain at least 50' from any road, trail, or developed area. We request that you not drag your game on trails being used by non-hunters.

Fall Turkey

  1. Fall turkey is archery only. (Must be registered for archery deer hunting and have a site deer windshield card to be able to harvest turkey with appropriate licenses and stamps). Season open only when the site archery deer season is open.
  2. Any turkey harvested must also be checked in/reported as outlined in the statewide rules & regulations for reporting deer and turkey harvests during the regular statewide seasons.

Spring Turkey

  1. Daily Quota:  2 hunters; Permits allocated through regular statewide drawing.
  2. Spring turkey hunting is shotgun only.
  3. Any turkey harvested must also be checked in/reported as outlined in the statewide rules & regulations for reporting deer and turkey harvests during the regular statewide seasons.

Coyote, Raccoon

  1. Coyote and raccoon hunting are archery only. (Must be registered for archery deer hunting and have a site deer windshield card to be able to harvest turkey and coyote with appropriate licenses and stamps). Season open only when the site archery deer season is open.

Upland Game

  1. UPLAND HUNTING BY PERMIT ONLY. Special permits are allocated by the Department of Natural Resources in Springfield.  Applicants must apply between August 1st and August 31st to be eligible for the drawing. The application is available at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame/Pages/OnlinePermitApplication.aspx. Hunters will be required to return their harvest card prior to February 15th each year.
  2. One permit will be issued for each day of the hunt; each permit holder may be accompanied by 3 partners, allowing for a maximum of 4 hunters per day. Permit holder must be part of the hunting party.  
  3. Hunt days are opening weekend, Wednesdays and Saturdays in November and Thursdays and Sundays in December and Christmas Eve.  
  4. Upland hunters must wear a cap and upper garment of solid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches. 

Trapping

  1. Trappers must register at Hennepin Canal State Trail office.
  2. No floats may be set more than 14 days prior to season and must be removed at the conclusion of the season.
  3. No land sets.


It Shall Be Unlawful:

  1. For any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs or to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the area for the purpose of hunting.
  2. To park other than in designed parking areas.
  3. To construct or use any stand or accessory using nails, screws, or any devise which pierces, cuts or otherwise damages the bark of the tree on which it is installed or to trim limbs and /or cut woody vegetation to enhance the stand location.
  4. To be in the hunting area during the season if you are not hunting except as noted.
  5. To possess an uncased shotgun outside of the hunting area.
  6. To light or use an open fire within the hunting area.
  7. To hunt at the area if the Site Superintendent or his authorized representative determine and announce that conditions are unsafe and have posted the area accordingly.
  8. To hunt on this area without first declaring game killed on a previous hunt; either on the hunter’s person or in his vehicle.

Other facilities / activities available: Fishing.

For further information contact: Hennepin Canal State Trail; 16006 875 E. Street; Sheffield, IL 61361 Phone: 815/454-2328


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.