BURNING STAR 5 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
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.
Total Acres: 8,400
Huntable Acres: 8,400
Habitat Type Acres: Cropfields 4,000; Timber 2,000; Grasslands 1,000; Lakes/Wetlands
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:
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.
- Public access to this
area is closed for all other activities (fishing,
antler shed hunting, mushroom hunting, etc).
- Do not PARK in front
- Hunters may park their
vehicles near the main building off Mine Road via Route 149 and adjacent
to public roads on Burning Star Five
- All motor vehicles will
be prohibited from driving on all interior roads. All travel will be on
foot or bicycle, resulting in
difficultly in accessing
some portions of the area.
- Hunters may not travel
by foot, bicycle or cart on the haul roads that are surrounded by private
- Spring firearm turkey
hunters may begin scouting seven days prior to season date listed on permit
and permit holders must
permit in possession
while scouting. Spring turkey hunters are prohibited from
having a non-hunting partner accompany them while hunting except during
- Archery deer hunters
may begin scouting seven days prior to season date - October 1.
- Archery deer hunters may harvest an antlerless deer or antlered deer having at least four points on a side.
- Firearm deer hunters
may begin scouting seven days prior to season date listed on permit.
deer hunters may harvest an antlerless deer or antlered deer having at
least four points on a side.
may have a non-hunting
partner accompany them while hunting.
- 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.
- Deer hunters are
encouraged to bring a cart to transport harvested
deer from the interior portion
of the area
to their vehicle.
- It is illegal to construct
or use any tree stand using nails, screws or any device which
cuts the bark
of the tree
which it was
- Statewide regulations
For further information,
contact District Wildlife Biologist - Richard Whitton (618/993-7148).