Department of Natural Resources is responsible for providing recreational
opportunity for the residents of the state. Of particular concern is
providing safe hunting experiences on public land throughout the state. This
Hunter Fact Sheet contains information relating to archery deer hunting at this
site. Chronic Wasting Disease has been found adjacent to the park. Detailed
information for getting your deer tested is available at www2.illinois.gov/dnr/programs/CWD/Pages/default.aspx Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year on the
Buffalo Rock S.P. is located off County Highway 34 west of Ottawa and is
approximately 200 acres in size. The interior of the site is mostly
grasslands with the larger timbered areas found on the north and west sides of
the park. This area contains several bluffs and deep ravines and is open
to the public, so caution should be used at all times. The site is
bounded by Co. Hwy 34, the Illinois River, and a private marina to the west.
Pecumsagan Creek N.P. is located off U.S. Route 6 east of LaSalle and is about 210
acres in size. The access road to the parking area may be impassible
during poor weather and will not be plowed. This is a restricted use
nature preserve, no cutting of any plant material is allowed! This
area is mostly forested with deep ravines and caves. This site has
private property to the north, east, west, and railroad tracks to the south.
Storms may have damaged trees in the area, use caution. DO NOT ENTER
ANY MINES FOR ANY REASON! Extreme caution should be used at all
times. Access is ONLY via the hunter parking lots.
All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife Code of 1971,
Administrative Orders, and Federal Regulations apply, unless area regulations
are more restrictive. Be aware of all site boundaries.
Number of Hunters
1/2 mile west of park entrance on south side of County Rt. 34
Hunters must sign-in and sign-out daily. No advance sign in, when
you leave you are done. You must access the hunting area only from the hunter
3 hunters signed in at a time; This area will also be open to
other users- use caution.
You must report harvest upon check out and by the call-in system
on your archery permit
Creek N.P.- Sign in at access point
2 miles west of Rt. 178 on Rt. 6 at the curve, south side
Hunters must sign-in and sign-out daily. No advance sign in,
when you leave you are done. You must access the hunting area only from the
hunter parking area.
ALL MINES ARE
6 hunters signed in at a time. This area will be closed to other
users, but use caution.
You must report
harvest upon check out and by the call-in system on your archery permit
- No permanent stands; or stands that cut, or pierce the bark of trees.
Stands must be removed daily.
- There is currently no antler or harvest restriction at this site, you may
harvest what you have permits for.
- The sites will be open to scouting two weeks prior to the
beginning of the season. 8am-Sunset