Starved Rock / Matthiessen Hunter Fact Sheet
DOO SHOTGUN DEER HUNTING REGULATIONS
Location: LaSalle County, 4 miles south of Interstate 80, or 1 mile south of Utica, on Ill. Routes 71 and 178
Description: These sites occupy 4,503 acres. Approximately 4,000 acres are huntable. The sites consist of approximately 3,372 acres of woodlands, 210 acres of grasslands, and 671 acres of agricultural ground which contains both row crop and hay fields. The terrain can be very rugged in the wooded areas. There is no interior vehicle access for the public.
|Species||Season||Hours||Bag Limits||Special Area Regulations (See Below)|
|First Firearm Deer Season||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide, See #3||DOO|
|Second Firearm Deer Season||Statewide||Statewide||Statewide, See #3||DOO|
All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative Orders will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
Special Area Regulations:
It Shall Be Unlawful:
A. To construct or use any stand, climbing device or accessory using nails, screws, or any device which pierces, cuts, or otherwise damages the bark of the tree on which it is installed.
B. To park or hunt in any area to which you have not been assigned.
C. For unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any trail.
D. To hunt with other than a shotgun or handgun during the firearm deer season, a muzzleloader during the muzzleloader deer season, or a bow & arrow during archery deer season.
E. For any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs or to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the area for the purpose of hunting.
F. To possess weapons in the field except during hunting hours and while engaged in hunting.
G. To remove deer antlers from any State Park, Nature Preserve or Land & Water Preserve.
Other Activities / Facilities Available: Dining, lodge facilities.
For further information, contact: Site Superintendent, Starved Rock State Park P.O. Box 509 Utica, IL 61373
Phone: 815/667-4726 Revised August 4, 2011
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, 524 S. 2nd, Springfield, IL 62701-1787; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.