Winston Tunnel State Natural Area
2012 -2013 Season
Jo Daviess County, 5 miles South of Galena on Blackjack Rd.
Description : Total Acres: 227; Timber Acres: 227; Huntable Acres: 207.
The vegetative cover is a mixture of steep timbered slopes and bluffs with less steep timbered areas interspersed with grassy openings. the topography can be severe, especially adjacent to rock Hill Rd, making walking difficult. This habitat will provide good hunting for deer and turkey. Squirrel, rabbit and raccoon are also present in good numbers. The site also contains the gated mouth of the historic Winston Tunnel, a defunct railroads tunnel that passes under Rocky Hill Road. Hunting is not allowed in restricted areas near the mouth of the Winston Tunnel and near neighboring residences.
Available Game Species :
|Species||Seasons||Hunting Hours||Bag Limits||Special Regulations|
|Squirrel & Rabbit||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Shotgun OR Bow & Arrow. See #5, 8 below|
|Turkey (Spring Youth)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 2 hunters See #4, 5 & 7 below.|
|Turkey (Spring)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 2 hunters per season. See # 4, 5 & 6 below.|
|Turkey (Fall Firearm)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No Hunter Quota. JoDaviess County Permit Required. See #5 below.|
|Turkey (Bow)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No hunter quota. See #5, 8 below|
|Deer (Bow)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||No hunter quota. See #5, 8, 9 below|
|Deer (Youth)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 8 hunters. See # 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9 below|
|Deer (Firearm)||First or Second Season||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 8 hunters per season. See #4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 below.|
|Deer (CWD)||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide||Quota of 8 hunters. See #4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 below.|
|Deer (Muzzleloader)||2nd Portion of Muzzleloader Season||
|Statewide||Quota of 8 hunters. See #4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 below. Muzzleloader Only Permit. Invalid during 2nd portion of firearm deer season.|
|Raccoon, Opossum||Statewide||Sunset to Sunrise||Statewide||Shotguns and .22ca Rimfire Rifles allowed. See #5 below.|
|Fox, Coyote, Skunk||Statewide Fox Season||Sunset to Sunrise||Statewide||Shotguns and .22ca Rimfire Rifles allowed. See #5 below.|
For further information contact: Apple River Canyon State Park, Apple River, IL 61001; Telephone: (815)745-3302.
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