Weinberg-King State Park - Scripps Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
INTRODUCTION: Weinberg-King State Park Scripps Unit was acquired by the State of Illinois in the Spring of 2002. The site is characterized by high-quality forest game hunting opportunities. Wildlife habitat enhancement practices such as food plots and rotational mowing improve hunting opportunities. Additional management practices will be implemented in the future.
LOCATION: Weinberg-King State Park Scripps Unit is located two miles southwest of Rushville off Route 24 in Schuyler County.
|Total Acres: 736||Non-Forested Acres: 226||Water Acres: 2 (Horney Branch)|
|Huntable Acres: 730||Forested Acres: 508|
The area is comprised of a mixture of wooded ravines with crop fields present
on the ridges and in the creek bottoms. Many of the crop fields have been idled
and established to perennial grasses. In others, natural succession of woody
plants is occurring at various stages. The woodlands consist of a relatively
young stand of oak-hickory timber with some interspersed brushy fallowed pasture
|SQUIRREL||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||FREE SITE PERMIT REQUIRED|
|DOVE||STATEWIDE||NOON-5 P.M. THRU SEPT 5 THEN STATEWIDE||FREE SITE PERMIT REQUIRED|
|DEER (ALL FIREARM SEASONS)
|DEER (ARCHERY ONLY)||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ONLY. FREE SITE PERMIT REQUIRED|
|RABBIT/QUAIL||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||FREE SITE PERMIT REQUIRED|
|RACCOON**||STATEWIDE||STATEWIDE||FREE SITE PERMIT REQUIRED|
hunters must park in designated parking areas. Parking along
roadways is prohibited.
** Trapping is also allowed for furbearing mammals. A special trapping permit is issued through a site drawing.
FIREARM DEER: A QUOTA OF HUNTERS WILL BE FILLED BY SPECIAL PERMIT; DRAWING IN SPRINGFIELD
LATE-WINTER DEER SEASON: SCHUYLER COUNTY TAG OR UNFILLED WKSP-SCRIPPS UNIT TAG.
Free site hunting permits (windshield cards) are required for species as noted. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Navigate to "Hutning/Trapping" and then "Public hunting area" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
OTHER SITE FACILITIES: None
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Weinberg-King State Park at (217) 392-2345.
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.