Iris & Jack Witkowsky
Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 -2013 Season
Jo Daviess County, 7 miles north of Hanover on Blackjack Rd. It is managed by
Apple River Canyon State Park.
Description : Total Acres: 1086 Water Acres: 0 Open Acres: 508 Timbered Acres: 578 Huntable Acres: 1086
The vegetative cover of the area is a mixture of timbered slopes with grasslands, row crops, and hay fields predominant on ridge tops and wide valleys. The topography is steep, consisting of unglaciated ridges. The area is bordered by private lands with timbered slopes and cultivated valleys and ridge tops. The excellent habitat on this area provides optimum cover for squirrel, deer and turkey. Deer and turkey are abundant in this area and should provide some good hunting. Rabbit populations in this area are also good.
Available Game Species :
|Species||Seasons||Hunting Hours||Bag Limits||Special Regulations|
|Squirrel & Rabbit||Opens after 2nd firearm deer season.||Statewide||Statewide||Shotgun Only OR Bow & Arrow. See #4, 5 below|
|Turkey (Spring Youth)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters See #4, 5 and 7 below.|
|Turkey (Spring)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters per season. See #4, 5, 6 below.|
|Turkey (Fall Shotgun)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 10 hunters. See #5, 6 below.|
|Turkey (Fall Archery)||Opens Oct. 15th||Statewide||Statewide||No hunter quota. See #5, 8 below|
|Deer (Archery)||Opens Oct. 15th||Statewide||Statewide||No hunter quota. See #5, 8, 9 below|
|Deer (Firearm)||First or Second Season||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 30 hunters per season. See #4, 5, 6, 8, 9 below.|
|Deer (Muzzeloader)||2nd Portion of Muzzleloader Season||
|Statewide||Quota of 30 hunters. See #4, 5, 6, 8, 9 below. Muzzleloader Permit Only. Invalid during 2nd portion of firearm deer season.|
|Coyote||Coincides with deer seasons||Sunrise to Sunset||Statewide||Only valid permit holders may take coyotes by legal means. Coyotes may be taken with bow & arrow during archery season. See #5 below|
For further information contact: Apple River Canyon State Park, Apple River, IL 61001; Telephone: (815)745-3302.
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