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Victoria Pheasant Habitat Area

2019-2020 Season

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LOCATION: Knox County one mile east of Victoria on Illinois Route 167. Total Acres: 241.

SPECIES

SEASON

HOURS

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Dove

Sept. 1-5

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Drawing, Quota; Non-toxic shot only-Size 6 or smaller

Dove

Sept. 6-30

Statewide

Statewide, Non-toxic shot only-Size 6 or smaller

Pheasant, Rabbit, & Quail

See Below

Statewide

Free Permit Required; Non-toxic shot only

Snipe and Rail

Open - Statewide
Closed - Sept. 30

Statewide

Free Windshield Card required

Teal

Statewide

Statewide

See Below

 Trapping Open - December 26;
Closed - Statewide
 Statewide  See Below


SITE REGULATIONS - GENERAL:

  1. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of the area.
  2. Hunters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  3. All hunting must be with shotgun or bow and arrow
PHEASANT, QUAIL, AND RABBIT HUNTING:
  1. Upland game hunting is by permit only. A Free Upland Game Hunt Application must be used to apply for these hunts. Application dates will be publicly announced. Applications may be obtained by calling the IDNR Permit Office at 217-782-7305 or on-line at​​ 

    dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/UplandGame.aspx

  2. Upland hunting is 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 24th.
  3. Only one upland hunting party, consisting of the permit holder, and no more than five (5) hunting partners will be allowed each day.
  4. Upland game hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange (at least 400 square inches).
  5. Non-toxic shot only.
DOVE, TEAL, SNIPE, AND RAIL HUNTING:
  1. Dove, Teal, Snipe, and Rail hunting is handled through Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area. A drawing will be held at 11:00 a.m. if more hunters show up than can be accommodated.
  2. Dove and Teal harvest must be reported at Snakeden Hollow SFWA.
  3. Snipe and Rail hunters must obtain a windshield card online from dnr2.illinois.gov/Windshieldcard. This windshield card must be displayed in your windshield and the pocket card portion in your possession while trapping at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if you did not hunt) by February 15th.  Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the prescribed deadline.
  4. Non-toxic shot only.
TRAPPING:
  1. ​​Trapping season starts at sunrise on December 26th.
  2.  A drawing to allocate annual trapping rights will be held at the Snakeden Hollow SFWA office on opening day of goose season at 10 am.
  3. Only Egg traps, DP (Dog Proof) traps, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may be used for land sets.  Body gripping traps must have a jaw spread of 10" or less and be completely submerged underwater.
  4. Trappers must obtain a windshield card online from https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/PHAsUsingOnlineWindshieldCard.aspx. This windshield card must be displayed in your windshield and the pocket card portion in your possession while trapping at the site. Trappers must report their annual harvest online (even if you did not trap) by February 15th.  Trappers shall forfeit their trapping privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the prescribed deadline.
For further information please contact: Snakeden Hollow SFWA, 1936 IL Route 167, Victoria, IL 61485.  PHONE: 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.