Oakford State Habitat Area - Hunter Fact Sheet

2012 - 2013 Season



The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is responsible for providing outdoor recreation opportunities for the residents of this state. The use of wildlife populations, whether it be for hunting or observation, is one aspect of this role. This Hunting Fact Sheet is provided to insure that regulations governing the use of our wildlife resources are available and understood. In addition, it is useful in acquainting visitors with common species and habitats on the area. In all cases, ask site personnel about additional rules, regulations and site information.

LOCATION: The Oakford State Habitat Area (SHA) is located 2 ˝ miles northeast of Oakford in Menard County. Oakford SHA can be reached from Ill. Rte. 97 by turning east on County Road 1400N at the north edge of Oakford and north on County Road 300E (Duncheon Street).


Total acres: 115 Huntable acres: 115 Timbered acres: 10

The Oakford SHA is characterized by relatively flat abandoned cropland that has been planted to native grasses. There is a narrow band of timber along the Sangamon River and some willow growth in the old oxbow portions of the fields.

SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:                                                                        

Squirrel Statewide Statewide .22 rimfire firearms permitted
Deer (firearm) Statewide Statewide  
Deer (archery) Statewide Statewide  
Pheasant/Rabbit/Quail Statewide Statewide  
Mourning Dove Statewide Statewide  
Raccoon Statewide Statewide  
Fox/Coyote Statewide Statewide  
Wild Turkey Spring Statewide  
Waterfowl Statewide Statewide  

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Site Superintendent, 25779 E. Co. 2300 N, P.O. Box 111, Forest City, IL 61532. Phone (309) 597-2212.

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, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.