Cedar/Draper Bluff Hunting Area Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
Bluff Hunting Area (Ferne Clyffe State Park)
Between Goreville and Lick Creek in Johnson and Union Counties
Huntable Acres 1275, Open Acres 50, Timber Acres 1225
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES:
Deer, Raccoon, Squirrel, Turkey
- All hunters must check
in and out at the designated registration box located at the parking areas.
- Regulations for all huntable
species shall coincide with statewide season dates, hunting hours, and limits.
All hunting is on a first come, first serve basis. (There are no drawings
on the Cedar/Draper Bluff Hunting Area, see attached map).
- On all DNR sites during
pheasant, rabbit, quail, and partridge season, hunters and trappers are required
to wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid and vivid blaze orange of at
least 400 square inches while trapping or hunting pheasant, quail, Hungarian
partridge, rabbit, snipe, rail, and woodcock.
- It is illegal to construct
or use any tree stand or tree climbing equipment, using nails, screws or any
device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed
or used. Tree stands that are used for hunting deer must be legibly marked
with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number when left unattended.
Tree stands may be left unattended from Sept. 15 – Jan. 31. Only one
tree stand per hunter.
- It is unlawful to drive
deer, or participate in a deer drive, on all Department – owned or managed
properties during all deer seasons.
- It is unlawful to use
or occupy a ground blind during any firearm deer season on public land unless
at least 400 square inches of solid vivid blaze orange material is securely
attached to the uppermost portion of the blind and a substantial amount of
orange is visible for 360 degrees.
- Statewide trapping regulations
apply with the exception that a permit is required and only Egg Traps. D-PC
(dog proof) traps, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may
be used for land sets.
For further information,
contact: Site Superintendent, Ferne Clyffe State Park, P.O. Box 10,
62939; Phone (618) 995-2411, 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 or 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, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702;
217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175