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Big Grand Pierre Glade SNA

2020-2021 Season

NAME:  Big Grand Pierre State Natural Area

LOCATION:  In between Golconda and Elizabethtown just south of HWY 146.

DESCRIPTION:  318 acres

Most of the site is wooded with mature upland forest and bottomland forest in the lowlands.  Big Grand Pierre creek forms part of the property border and site also connects with Shawnee National Forest.


  1. 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.  

  2. This is a walk-in hunting area, no ATV's or bicycles are allowed (person pulled carts can be used). 

  3. All hunters must register with the windshield card program before hunting.  Hunters are advised that windshield cards to hunt all species are now ONLY available online from the IDNR homepage at https://dnr2.illinois.gov/windshieldcard/ 
    All Hunters are required to return to this website prior to February 15 to record harvest information.  Failure to submit harvest data will result in loss of hunting privileges for the following year. 

  4. 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. 

  5. It is unlawful to drive deer, or participate in a deer drive, on all Department owned or managed properties during all deer seasons. 

  6. 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. 

For additional information, contact: Site Superintendent, Fort Massac State Park, 1308 East 5th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960; Phone: (618) 524-4712

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.