State Fish & Wildlife Area
Hunter Fact Sheet - Spring
County; Headquarters located 5 miles south of Lacon on State Rt. 26, or 30 miles
north of Peoria on Route 26.
Daily Quota: 4 Hunters; Permits allocated through regular statewide drawing.
Bag Limit: 1 Gobbler
or Bearded Hen.
1/2 Hour Before Sunrise to 1 pm.
Approximately 1036 (Zone 1=70 acres; Zone 2=270 acres; Zone 3=260 acres; Zone 4=350 acres; Duck Ranch=356)
- All Statewide regulations
- Hunters must possess
a Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area permit to hunt on this area.
- Hunting is restricted
to four (4) designated zones (1, 3, 4 & Duck Ranch), indicated on area
map. Duck Ranch area is not included on this map. See site headquarters to obtain a Duck Ranch map.
- Zones to be hunted will
be determined by hunter.
- Hunters may only park
in the designated parking lots.
- Hunters must obtain a free site permit online from www.dnr.illinois.gov. To do so, navigate to "hunting/trapping” and then “public hunting areas”. Proceed to “Free Site Hunting Permit (Windshield Card)” and select “New Self-Issued Windshield Card” tab under the “Upland/Forest Game (and Dog Training) column. Complete all fields as necessary and print Windshield Card and accompanying pocket card. This permit (your windshield card) must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit number visible and the pocket card portion in your possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if you did not hunt) by February 15, 2014. Hunters shall forfeit their hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the prescribed deadline.
- There will be no standby
IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:
- To possess or consume
alcoholic beverages, including wine and beer, while hunting on the area.
- To possess an uncased
firearm or bow outside of the designated hunting area.
- To enter into a no hunting
area or neighboring private property to track a wounded turkey without the
permission from site personnel or the appropriate private land owner.
- For any person to construct
or to use any tree stand using nails, screws, or wire, or any device which
pierces or cuts the bark of the tree. A tree stand must be portable and must
be removed from the tree when the hunter is not present.
- To use a weapon except
a shotgun or bow and arrow. #4 shot is the largest and #7 1/2 shot is the
smallest that can be legally used. Bows must have a minimum pull of at least
40 lbs. A barbless broadhead arrow is the only legal arrow.
For further information,
contact: Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area, 236 State Route 26, Lacon,
IL 61540; Telephone: 309/246-8351.
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; 217/785-0067,