BURNING STAR 5 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

Hunter Fact Sheet

2013 - 2014 Season

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LOCATION: This site is located between DeSoto, Hurst and Elkville bordered by Route 149 to the south and east, Elkville blacktop to the north and US Highway 51 to the west in Jackson, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois.

DESCRIPTION:
Total Acres: 8,400
Huntable Acres: 8,400
Habitat Type Acres: Cropfields 4,000; Timber 2,000; Grasslands 1,000; Lakes/Wetlands 1,400;

AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES: White-tailed Deer (youth, firearm, muzzleloader, Turkey (spring firearm only);

Consolidation Coal Company, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing limited firearm hunting (firearm deer, archery deer and spring turkey hunting) on this property. Consolidation Coal Company is the current property owner.

SITE SPECIFIC REGULATIONS:

  1. Access is permitted only with a Burning Star 5 site specific spring firearm turkey permit or firearm deer permit issued by statewide lottery from the Permit Office or statewide archery permit.
  2. Public access to this area is closed for all other activities (fishing, antler shed hunting, mushroom hunting, etc).
  3. Do not PARK in front of gates.
  4. Hunters may park their vehicles near the main building off Mine Road via Route 149 and adjacent to public roads on Burning Star Five property.
  5. All motor vehicles will be prohibited from driving on all interior roads. All travel will be on foot or bicycle, resulting in some difficultly in accessing some portions of the area.
  6. Hunters may not travel by foot, bicycle or cart on the haul roads that are surrounded by private property inholdings.
  7. Spring firearm turkey hunters may begin scouting seven days prior to season date listed on permit and permit holders must have their permit in possession while scouting. Spring turkey hunters are prohibited from having a non-hunting partner accompany them while hunting except during youth season.
  8. Archery deer hunters may begin scouting seven days prior to season date - October 1.
  9. Archery deer hunters may harvest an antlerless deer or antlered deer having at least four points on a side.
  10. Firearm deer hunters may begin scouting seven days prior to season date listed on permit.
  11. Firearm deer hunters may harvest an antlerless deer or antlered deer having at least four points on a side. Firearm deer hunters may have a non-hunting partner accompany them while hunting.
  12. Tree stands and blinds (tents) used for deer hunting must be removed from the area at the end of each day’s hunt. Camoflage deer tents/blinds used during firearm deer seasons must display 400 square inches of blaze orange.
  13. Deer hunters are encouraged to bring a cart to transport harvested deer from the interior portion of the area to their vehicle.
  14. It is illegal to construct or use any tree stand using nails, screws or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree which it was installed.
  15. Statewide regulations unless specified.

For further information, contact District Wildlife Biologist - Richard Whitton (618/993-7148).