Frank Holten State Park Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Archery Deer Application
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources manages the site for picnicking, fishing, golfing, hiking, observing wildlife, bow hunting, and trapping. ALL HUNTING IS BY MEANS OF BOW AND ARROW ONLY.
LOCATION: North of State Highway 15 and west of State Highway 157, via Pocket Road or Lake Drive.
DESCRIPTION: Total acres: 1,080 acres; Huntable acres: 300 acres
General Habitats: Open acres: 470 acres; Water: 210 acres; Timbered acres: 400 acres
The park is located within the Mississippi River floodplain immediately below the bluffs. While mostly open habitat — picnic areas and a golf course — a large part of the site is thickly wooded, shrubby habitat, very conducive to white-tailed deer. Bisected by both Harding Ditch and Interstate Highway 255, the site provides both a challenge and an opportunity for the determined bow hunter.
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS (See “Site Regulations”)
|Deer||Nov. 1 - statewide closing *||Statewide||Crossing of Harding Ditch within confines
of site allowed; No hunting from Harding Ditch right-of-way. (See #1 below.)
|Turkey||Nov. 1 - statewide closing *||Statewide||(Same as above)|
|* Site is open during firearm deer season. Bow hunters must comply with blaze orange outer garment and cap requirement.
|Trapping||Statewide||Statewide||Designated areas only; Contact Site Superintendent for details|
Deer/Fall Turkey Archery
A total of 10 bow hunters will be permitted to hunt the designated hunting area of Frank Holten State Park, during each of the designated hunts. Statewide hunting hours and regulations will apply, with the following site specific regulations in effect:
OTHER SITE FACILITIES: Fishing, picnic areas, boat ramps, golf course
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Site Superintendent, (618) 874-7920
Site Hunting Regulations (Administrative Rules) can be viewed on IDNR’s website – http://dnr.state.il.us/
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; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.