The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for the preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat and for providing hunting opportunity for the residents of this state. The Perdueville Habitat Area purchased with the revenue generated from the Illinois Habitat Stamp and developed with cooperation of the Ford County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, provides high quality permanent habitat for ring-necked pheasants and hunting opportunity for Illinois sportsmen.
LOCATION: This area is five miles west of Paxton or eight miles east of Gibson City on IL Route 9, then 3.5 miles south on County Road 1300 East approximately a half mile north of the Champaign County line Road 00 N.
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:
Pheasant, rabbit, and quail hunting is by free Permit Only issued through Springfield. Permits are issued for 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. Hunting hours and daily limits are statewide.
OTHER SPECIAL REGULATIONS:
- A free Upland Game Permit Application must be submitted online for a lottery drawing to be held in August. The application is available at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame. Hunters will be required to return their harvest card prior to February 15th each year. Failure to submit the card will result in loss of hunting privileges for the following year.
- Only one hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and up to three companions, will be allowed each day.
- All hunting must be with shotgun or bow and arrow only.
- Hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange (at least 400 square inches).
Send application information for hunting to: Upland Game, P.O. Box 19457, Springfield, IL 62794-9457
Grassland habitat renovation will be occurring on the area. These activities are designed to improve pheasant habitat.
For further information, please contact: The Division of Wildlife Resources, (217) 782-6384. For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click here.