Sand Prairie Hunter Fact Sheet
The Sand Prairie Habitat Area was purchased with a combination of revenues generated through the sale of the Illinois Pheasant Stamp and with Natural Areas Acquisition money. This area will be managed to develop and restore the existing high quality natural areas and to provide hunting opportunity for Illinois Sportsmen.
The Sand Prairie Habitat Area is comprised of 316 acres located in extreme southwest Lee County, 4.5 miles north and one mile west of Walnut on the Whiteside County line. Except for a small area around the parking lot, the entire area is open to hunting. Cover types include native prairie on the rolling sand hills interspersed with fields of established native grasses and domestic grass-legumes along with wildlife food patches, sunflower fields, and agricultural crops. Several small wildlife ponds and wetlands are also scattered across the site.
|SPECIES||SEASON||HUNTING HOURS||BAG LIMIT||SPECIAL REG'S|
|Dove||Sept. 1 - 5||12 N - 5PM||Statewide||See #1, 3, 4, 9|
|Dove||Sept. 6 - 30||Statewide||Statewide||See #2, 3, 4, 9|
|Pheasant , Quail & Rabbit||See # 7||Statewide||Statewide||See #4, 5, 6, 8, 9|
All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive. Dove hunters from Sept. 6 - Sept 30th must obtain a free site permit online from www.dnr.illlinois.gov. 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 hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the prescribed deadline.
Special Area Regulations:
It Shall Be Unlawful:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Green River State Wildlife Area; 375 Game Rd.; Harmon, IL. 61042 (815) 379-2324
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.