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Snakeden Hollow

2018-2019 Season


LOCATION: One mile east of Victoria on Illinois Route 167. Total acres: 2,497

Dove (permit) Sept. 1 -5 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Statewide Permit Required w/Daily Standby draw, Non-toxic
Sept 6 - 30 Noon to sunset  Statewide  Sign In/Out, Non-toxic
Goose Closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Statewide opening to 1:00 p.m. Statewide  Permit Required w/Daily Standby draw, Shotshell Limit
Light Goose - Late Statewide Statewide Statewide Sign In/Out, Blinds Only
Deer - archery Statewide - Day preceding the opening of Central Zone Goose Statewide  Statewide  Site permit required
Teal, Snipe & Rail  Open Statewide - Closed Sept. 30 Statewide  Statewide   

Trapping Statewide Statewide Statewide Permit required


  1. The site closes to all use except permit hunting starting two weeks before and continuing through the close of the Central IL Goose season.
  2. Hunters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  3. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of the area.
  4. It will be unlawful to possess or consume alcoholic beverages while hunting in the area.
  5. All hunters using these areas must report to the check station to complete information cards and to turn in hunting licenses (or Firearm Owners Identification Card, if exempt from having a hunting license). If the check station is not manned all hunters must register in the box provided.


  1. Goose permit reservations will be allocated starting in September. Information for making reservations will be publicly available in July. All hunting applications are made online at
  2. All goose hunting will be from designated blind sites and hunters must occupy sites within (1) hour after registering at the check station.
  3. Central Zone Goose hunting will cease at 1:00 p.m.
  4. Upon vacating the blind sites, hunters must report to the check station within one (1) hour.
  5. All goose hunting parties must hunt over a minimum of 6 decoys of at least standard size.
  6. The site will be open to any goose hunting seasons that occur after the Central Zone Goose season and closed for any seasons that occur before the Central Zone goose season.
  7. No Central Zone Goose Season hunting on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Dec. 24, 25, or 26. 
  8. Teal hunting is not restricted to designated blind sites.  Non-toxic shot only, equal to steel 4 or smaller.


  1. Archery Deer hunters must apply to a draw on 2nd Monday of September at the site office to fill a quota of 25 site permits.  Sign-up anytime prior to the 12pm noon draw by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person.  Sign-ups will not be completed from answering machine.
  2. Dove hunting is non-toxic shot only, equal to steel 6 or smaller. A drawing will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sept. 1 - 5 at the site office if there are more hunters than can be accommodated.  Hunt from designated stakes only Sept. 1 - 5.
  3. Trapping permits to be allotted annually by site drawing on opening day of goose season at 10 am.  


Fishing and hiking.

For further information please contact: Site Superintendent, 1936 IL Route 167, Victoria, IL 61485, (309) 879-2607.

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.