Ten Mile Creek Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
Location: Headquarters 4 miles west of McLeansboro on State Highway 14Description:
|Waterfowl Rest Area*||850||Ponds, wetland, lakes||441|
*Rest Area closed during regular Canada Goose season only
Ten Mile Creek FWA is located in Hamilton and Jefferson counties. Four hunting units are managed for public hunting. The two Jefferson county tracts were mined prior to acquisition. The Belle Rive unit (1460 acres) contains a Waterfowl Rest Area and the Quality Deer Management Area. It is approximately 56% mined land with new mine law reclamation completed. The Eads unit (1550 acres) was approximately 83% mined and reclaimed under pre-law standards. A 250-acre tract serves as a Waterfowl Rest Area at the west end of this unit. The two Hamilton county tracts remain unmined. The Dahlgren unit (1120 acres) contains a good mix of farm fields and forest habitats typical to this part of Illinois. It ranges from high and dry, to low and wet. Much of the wetland had been prior converted to cropland in the Big Creek watershed. The Goshen Trail unit is the southernmost unit (1690 acres) and is mostly upland. A very good mix of cropland, woodland, and open fields makes this area very attractive to a wide variety of wildlife.
In addition to the strip pit lakes, numerous ponds dot the landscape of this area. Many are stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish, and some of the strip lakes contain crappie, as well.
Available Game Species:
Deer Dove Furbearers
Quail Rabbit Squirrel
Turkey Waterfowl Crow
Fishing, boating (10 hp maximum), hiking trails; firearms range, archery range, and hand trap range.
For more information, contact Site Superintendent, Ten Mile Creek FWA, RR #1 Box 179, McLeansboro, IL 62859, phone 618/643-2862; or, District Wildlife Biologist, 13999 E. Game Farm Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, 618/242-2062.
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 Office, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.