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Ramsey Lake State Park

2018-2019 Season

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Ramsey Lake State Park is located 1 mile north and 1 mile west of Route 51 from Ramsey, IL. The area has steeply rolling topography which integrates out to gently rolling uplands. Crop fields and food plots are planted for winter food and cover.

 

Small crop fields, brushy draws, and briar thickets provide the flavor which hunters prefer.  Mature oak-hickory forests provide for excellent squirrel hunting. Hunting is ONLY allowed between Lake Circle Drive and Park Outer Boundaries.

 

SPECIES​

SEASON DATES

HOURS

LIMITS

Squirrel

Statewide Regulations

1/2 hour before Sunrise to 1/2 hour after Sunset

Statewide Regulations

Dove

Sept 1 - 5
Sept 6 -30

 Sunrise to 11:30 AM                                 Statewide Hunting Hours

Statewide Regulations

Deer (Archery)

Statewide Regulations

1/2 hour before Sunrise to 1/2 hour after Sunset

Open during all firearm deer seasons

Statewide Regulations

  Turkey (Fall Archery)

Statewide Regulations

Statewide Hunting Hours

Statewide Regulations

Turkey (Spring)

Statewide Regulations (South Zone)

1/2 hour before Sunrise to 1 PM

Statewide Regulations

Rabbit​

Statewide Regulations

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mondays and Tuesdays Only

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Furbearer Hunting ​Statewide Regulations ​Statewide Hunting Hours
A site specific permit is required.
​Statewide Regulations
​Furbearer Trapping ​Statewide Regulations ​Statewide Trapping Hours
A site specific permit is required and will be allocated by a special drawing held the last Friday in October with registration beginning at 7:30 AM and the drawing at 8:00 AM
Statewide Regulations
​Woodcock, Rail, Snipe ​Statewide Regulations ​Statewide Hunting Hours until rabbit season begins, then 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. ​Statewide Regulations​
 

HUNTING REGULATIONS

 
  1. Free Site Hunting Permits (Windshield cards) are required to hunt all species except pheasant and dove. These windshield cards are available online at dnr2.illinois.gov/Windshieldcard. Navigate to “hunting/trapping”: and then “public hunting areas” to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information.

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  3. Check in Times:  Dove: 1.5 – 1.0 hours before sunrise. Daily Hunter Quota: Dove – 30 hunters. A daily drawing will be conducted for any standby hunters if the daily hunter quota has not been met at the conclusion of the check-in period.  No further drawings will occur after daily quota has been reached with standby hunters.

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  5. Hunters are not allowed to leave the property without first checking out when hunting dove.

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  7. Shotgun Only: Upland Game – shot size #5 or smaller only.  Dove –  ONLY NON-TOXIC SHOT,  No. 6 steel shot or No. 7 ½ bismuth shot or smaller is allowed.​

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  9. All dove hunting will be done from staked locations.   Hunters must stay within 10 feet of of the assigned stake. Dove hunters will be required to wear a back patch while hunting. 

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  11. It is the hunter’s responsibility to remove all refuse, including empty shotgun shells, from the hunting area once they have finished hunting.

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  13. Harvested doves and/or upland game must be kept in separate by each hunter.   No cleaning of doves or upland game is permitted on site.

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  15. BLAZE ORANGE cap or hat and vest must be worn while upland game hunting.  BLAZE ORANGE must be worn by all hunters (archery deer hunters in specific) in the woods during all firearm deer seasons.

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  17. Upland Game hunters may hunt rabbits only on Monday and Tuesday.

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  19. All hunting is by shotgun or bow only.

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  21. This site will be open to archery deer hunting during the firearm deer seasons.

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  23. Archery deer hunters are not allowed to leave a deer stand on the site unattended

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  25. When hunting and/or scouting, DISPLAY ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED IN DESIGNATED AREAS AND DISPLAY WINDSHIELD CARD (no ATV access).

For further information contact Site Superintendent, Ramsey Lake State Park, PO Box 97, Ramsey, IL 62080:618-423-2215

 

 


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.