Cedar/Draper Bluff

2022-2023 Season


NAME: Cedar/Draper Bluff Hunting Area (Satellite of Ferne Clyffe State Park)

LOCATION: Between Goreville and Lick Creek in Johnson and Union Counties

DESCRIPTION: Huntable Acres 1275, Open Acres 50, Timber Acres 1,225


  1. All hunters must check in and out and report harvest at the designated registration box located at the parking areas.
  2. All hunting is on a first come, first serve basis.

 Deer (Archery/Firearm/Muzzleloader/Youth):
  1. Statewide regulations
  2. It is illegal to construct or use any tree stand built with nails, screws or any device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed. Tree stands 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 only from September 15 to January 31. Only one tree stand per hunter is allowed.
  3. 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.


  1. Not allowed


  1. Statewide regulations

Turkey (Spring/Fall/Youth)

  1. Statewide regulations


  1. Not allowed


  1. Not allowed

Furbearer Hunting

  1. Statewide regulations

Furbearer Trapping

  1. Statewide regulations
  2. Trapping by permit only. No snares allowed.  Only Egg Traps, D-P (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, Goreville, IL
62939; Phone (618) 995-2411

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.