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Argyle Lake State Park

2020-2021 Season

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Location: Two miles North of Rt. 136 at Colchester, near Macomb, IL.

Description: 900 Huntable Acres, 1742 total acres.

SPECIES

SEASON

HOURS

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Turkey (Spring)

Statewide

Statewide

Turkey (Youth)

Statewide

Statewide

 

Turkey(Fall Gun)

Statewide

Statewide

Turkey(Fall Archery)

Statewide

Statewide

Squirrel

Statewide

Statewide

Shotgun only

Dove

Season opens day after Labor Day. Statewide closing date.

Statewide

Quail

Statewide except closed during firearm deer season

Statewide

Cap and outer garment of blaze orange totaling 400 square inches must be worn.

Rabbit

Statewide except closed during firearm deer season

Statewide

Cap and outer garment of blaze orange totaling 400 square inches must be worn.

Deer (Archery)

Statewide

Statewide

Deer (Firearm)

Statewide

Statewide

Site-specific permit; See below

​Deer (Youth)

​Statewide

​Statewide

​Deer (Late-winter)

​Statewide

​Statewide

​Counties and Sites open during this season will be posted online in October; Late-winter season permit, or unfilled Argyle Lake SP permit, or McDonough County firearm permit required if Argyle Lake is open.

Furbearer Hunting

Statewide

Statewide

See below

Furbearer Trapping

Statewide

Statewide

See below



·        All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted.

·        Site requires use of windshield card (https://dnr2.illinois.gov/windshieldcard/) displayed on vehicle dashboard to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.

·        Hunting is restricted to those portions of the area posted as open to hunting.

·        Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of Argyle Lake State Park


Species-specific rules:

·         Deer

o    Archery

×           Statewide regulations

o    Firearm

×         Requires a site-specific permit allocated through the statewide lottery

×         Permit holders and standby hunters must register at the check station by 5:00 a.m. each day of the hunt.

×        Unregistered permits are void after 5:00 a.m. Vacancies will be filled each day by a drawing at 5:00 a.m.

×         Standby hunters will be issued a one day, site specific permit at the check station for $5.00.

Only one tree stand or ground blind is allowed per deer hunter. Tree stands and ground blinds must be removed by January 31st may be left unattended from September 15 through January 31. Any tree stand or ground blind left unattended must be legibly marked with the owner's name, address, and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.

·         Furbearer Hunting

o       All hunting must be with shotgun or archery equipment only, except that 22 rimfire rifles may be used for raccoon and opossum between sunset and sunrise.

o       Coyote and striped skunk season shall coincide with the statewide fox season.

o      Hunters with a valid, unfilled firearm deer permit for the hunt area may take coyotes during legal hours of the firearm deer season. Otherwise, the use of shotgun slugs to take furbearing mammals is prohibited on state sites.

·         Furbearer Trapping

o      Statewide regulations in addition, a permit is required; only Egg Traps®, D-P (Dog-Proof) Traps®, Lil Grizz Get'rz®, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may be used for land sets; only body-gripping traps with a jaw spread of 5 inches or less, foothold traps with a jaw spread of 4½ inches or less and square body-gripping traps with a 10 inch jaw spread may be used for water sets; snares may be used for water sets.

o   Trappers must stay within assigned areas.

o   Contact site office for more information.

OTHER FACILITIES: Camping, hiking, boating, and fishing, snowmobiling, interpretation, and concessions.

For more information please contact: Site Superintendent at 640 Argyle Park Rd, Colchester, Il 62326, (309)776-3422.




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, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.