Sielbeck Forest Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
NAME: Sielbeck Forest Natural Area
LOCATION: Approximately 3 miles northwest of Metropolis and 2 miles east of State Route 45 on Upper Salem Road, in Massac County
DESCRIPTION: Total Acres 385 Mature Floodplain Forest - 110 acres Forested Swamp - 35 acres
Due to the foresight by the previous owners, magnificent oaks and ancient cypress trees dominate a floodplain forest of 110 acres on part of the 385 acres. Reforestation is being phased in over a five year period on all cropland acres. In addition to the floodplain forest, 275 upland acres provide hunting opportunities as well. Two ponds on the site provide fishing opportunities and hiking is allowed although there are no improved trails.
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:
Quail Rabbit Turkey Woodcock Waterfowl
For further information, contact: Site Superintendent, Mermet Lake Fish & Wildlife Area, 1812 Grinnell Road, Belknap, IL 62908; Phone: (618) 524-5577, or District Wildlife Biologist, Rt 2, Box 177B, Golconda, IL 62938; Phone: (618) 949-3476.
Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the US 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 217/782-917