Marseilles Hunter Fact Sheet
2011 - 2012 Season
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW INFO FOR 2011-2012 BELOW
All hunting programs at this site are dependent on national security considerations. In the events that heightened security measures are necessary, these hunting programs will be closed with little or no notice. Any closure will be posted at the site, on the department website (www.dnr.state.il.us), and will be announced through press release.
LOCATION: LaSalle County, 5 miles south of Interstate 80, 2 miles south of the city of Marseilles.
DESCRIPTION: This site occupies 2,515 acres, approximately 2,239 acres are huntable. The site is predominately wooded and the terrain is fairly rugged. There is no interior vehicle access for the public. Hunters who use this area should be ready for strenuous walking if they hunt the interior. The Illinois National Guard has jurisdictional use of this site for the months of February through October. It is through their cooperation that we are able to hunt here during the months of September and October. We are pleased that the Guard has worked with us so we can bring you these hunts at all during these times of heightened military security. Please help us keep our good relationship with the Guard intact by following the rules. It is to your own benefit to do so.
Sept. 1 - 5, See #9
See # 2
See #1, 2, 4, 11
|Squirrel||Opens Sept. 1, See #9||Statewide||Statewide||See # 1, 5, 6, 8, 11|
|Pheasant, Quail, Rabbit||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||See #1, 5, 7, 8, 11|
|Woodcock||Statewide, See #9||Statewide||Statewide||See #1, 8, 11|
|Fox||Statewide Open - January 16th||See #3||Statewide||See #1, 8, 11|
|Coyote||See #10||See #3||Statewide||See #1, 8, 11|
All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
SPECIAL AREA REGULATIONS:
IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:
For further information contact: Site Superintendent; Illini State Park; 2660 E. 2350th Rd.; Marseilles, IL 61341 Phone: 815/795-2448
Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area will be open for the 2011-2012 hunting seasons on the following days and hours, and designated hunting areas as listed below:
October - hunting will be allowed Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am - 8:00 pm.; Areas A, B, and C will be open with the following exceptions noted below:
October 6 -All Areas will be open, however there will be convoy units training along the main road. Hunters should be aware of this activity.
October 10 - All Areas will be open, however there will be convoy units training along the main road. Hunters should be aware of this activity.
October 11 - 13 - Areas A and C closed for range use. Area B open.
October 26 - All Areas will be open, however there will be convoy units training along the main road. Hunters should be aware of this activity.
October 31 - All Areas will be open, however there will be convoy units training along the main road. Hunters should be aware of this activity.
November - the site will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 5:30 am to 7:00 p.m., all Areas are open Wednesday and Thursday, and during firearm seasons, with the following exceptions noted below.
November 2&3 - Areas A and C closed for range use. Area B open.
November 9 - Areas A and C closed for range use. Area B open.
November 16 & 17 - Areas A and C closed for range use. Area B open.
Area C is closed on Fri., Sat., and Sunday, except for Fireearm Deer Season.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day
December - the site will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM. All Areas will be open Wednesday and Thursday and during the Firearm Deer Seasons
Area C is closed on Fri, Sat, Sun. except Firearm Deer Seasons. Closed on Christmas Day
January - the site will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM, with the last day of hunting being January 12. Areas A, B, and C will be open Wednesday and Thursday, and for the first segment of the Late-Winter Antlerless Deer Season. Closed on New Year’s Day
All hunters must be in the check station by the check station closing time - no exceptions.
Tree stands must be removed by the close of hunting on January 12, 2012.
For further information, please contact Illini State Park at 815/795-2448.
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 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.