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Banner Marsh

2020-2021 Season

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2020 Waterfowl Season Updates:

  • Any permit hunters will select their hunting stake per the number they were assigned and will be handed a harvest card on their permit by 5 AM.  
  • After permit hunters show up for the day, we will assign the remaining blinds in a drive through contactless fashion, hand the hunting party a harvest card and they also will self check out at the main office.  
  • All parties are REQUIRED to wear a mask at time of check in.
  • There will be a $10.00 fee per hunter.  Please use correct change.

 

Location: Along US Route 24, from Glasford Junction to Banner. Various access sites.

Description: 4,000 acres. As time and budget allow, this area is targeted for restoration activities and enhancement of wildlife habitat.

SPECIES

SEASON

HOURS

SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Duck

Statewide

Legal opening to 1:00 p.m.

Statewide, Site Permit

Youth Waterfowl Statewide Legal opening to 1:00 p.m. Statewide, Site Permit

Goose

Statewide

Legal opening to 1:00 p.m.

Statewide

Check-in/Check-out

Dove

Sept. 1 - 30

Sept. 1 - 5: Sunrise - Noon; Drawing at check station one hour before sunrise

Sept. 6 - 30: Statewide

Non-toxic shot only

Check-in/Check-out

Quail, Pheasant, Rabbit

Open after the close of the Central Zone duck season to statewide closing

Statewide

Statewide

Deer (archery)

Statewide

Statewide-except during the Central Zone Duck Season: Hour 1:00PM until 1/2 hour after sunset.

See Deer rules below

​Coyote
​See Coyote rules below
​See Coyote rules below
​Check-in/Check-out
​Trapping
​Statewide
​Statewide
​See Trapping rules below

HUNTING REGULATIONS

  1. All statewide hunting regulations apply at this site unless noted hereafter
  2. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of the area.
  3. It will be unlawful to possess or consume alcoholic beverages while hunting in the area.
  4. Species specific rules
Deer-Archery Only
  1. Follows statewide season except during the Central Zone Duck Season when the archery hours are 1 p.m. to 1/2 hour after sunset
  2. Only one tree stand or ground blind is allowed per deer permit holder
  3. Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended from September 15 through January 31, but must be legibly marked with owner's name, address and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.
Waterfowl
  • Duck season
    1. Duck permits are allocated by drawing.  Applicants must apply online. 25 permits available per day during the Central Zone Duck Season.
    2. Hunters with permit reservations are required to check-in at the check station between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Permits are void after 5:00 a.m. A drawing shall be held to allocate blind sites
    3. It shall be the responsibiltiy of teh permit holder to bring no more than 3 partners (hunters or non-hunters; 4 person per blind or staked site/area)
    4. A $10.00 daily usage stamp must be purchased at the site. Permit fees are payable at the public hunting area only (Fee should not be sent to the permit office)
    5. Non-hunting parnters between 16 and 20 years of age must pay daily usage stamp fee. All partners under 16 are not required to purchase a daily usage stamp
    6. One blind will be allocated each day of the hunting season to a disabled person.  Successful applicants must present a State Disabled person I.D. card showing a P2, P2A, H2, or H2A disabilty along with their permit at the check station when they check in
    7. All hunting wil cease at 1:00 p.m. and all hunters must report to the check station within 1 hour
    8. Blinds, boats and decoys available
    9. Based on individual blind location, hunters may have the option to access their assigned blind by foot, bicycle, or personal boat.  There is a 10 h.p. limit on our provided boats. There is a 25 h.p. limit on teh lakes for personal boats.
  • Late Goose
    1. Statewide hours; opens the day after the close of the Central Zone Duck season to the end of the Canada goose season
    2. Hunting from a completed blind or staked site is waived after duck season
    3. Hunters are required to check-in/check-out
  • Youth Waterfowl
    1. Youth duck permits are allocated by drawing.  Applicants must apply online.
    2. Applicants must be between the age of 10 and 17 at the time of the hunt
    3. Each permit holder is required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible adult, who may not hunt
    4. Youth hunters with permit reservations are required to check-in at the check station between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Permits are void after 5:00 a.m. A drawing shall be held to allocate blind sites
    5. All hunting is from registered blind sites only
    6. All hunting will cease at 1:00 p.m. and all hunters must report to the check station within 1 hour
    7. Blinds, boats and decoys are available
    8. Based on individual blind location, hunters may have the option to access their assigned blind by foot, bicycle, or personal boat.  There is a 10 h.p. limit on our provided boats. There is a 25 h.p. limit on teh lakes for personal boats
    9. Each youth and supervising adult may be accompanied by a non-hunting guide. The maximum number of people in a blind is 2 hunting youth, 2 non-hunting  adults and a non-hunting guide
    10. No fee is required for the Illinois Youth Waterfowl Hunting Permit
Coyote
  • Hunting
    1. Can be taken with archery equipment when the site is open to archery deer hunting during archery shooting hours
    2. Can be taken with shotguns on days when the site is open to upland hunting during upland hunting hours
    3. Hunters are required to check-in/check-out
  • Trapping
    1. Statewide regulations
    2. A site permit is required and must be in possession while trapping on the area
    3. Trappers must stay within their assigned area
    4. No trappingis permitted in subimpoundments or designated waterfowl management units during duck season
    5. A drawing shall be held prior to the opening of the season. The date of the drawing shall be announced by the Department by public announcement (publicly announced means that the information referred to will be included on the Department's Internet Home Page at www.dnr.illinois.gov, and provided to outdoor writers for newspapers) and the drawing shall be held at the site. Persons participating in the drawing must have either a current or previous year trapping license. The number of permits per site shall be determined pursuant to 17 Ill. Adm. Code 210.20. Permit applicants must submit name and address to site prior to drawing
    6. 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
    7. Only body-gripping traps with a jaw spread of 5 inches or less, foothold traps with a jaw spread of 4 1/2 inches or less and square body-gripping traps with a 10 inch jaw spread may be used for water sets.
    8. Snares may be used for water sets
    9. .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms are permitted unless otherwise specified

OTHER FACILITIES: Picnicking, boating and fishing. For further information please contact the site at 19721 N. US 24, Canton, IL 61520 (309) 647-9184.


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.