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Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

2020-2021 Season

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is responsible for providing outdoor recreation opportunities for the residents of this state and is particularly concerned with providing adequate hunting areas on public lands.

LOCATION: Two (2) miles southwest of Coffeen, Illinois, in Montgomery County.

Surrounding an 1,100 acre lake, Coffeen Lake SFWA offers a little of everything. Deer and turkey hunting in the 1,800 acres of woodland or upland hunting on the 430 acre Upland Management Area.

SpeciesSeason DatesHours
Squirrel1, 2Opening day to September 30
Closed during deer seasons
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset


Dove3
Sept. 1-5 Springfield issued permit
Sept. 6-30 on-site drawing
12pm-5pm
Deer (Archery)1, 4Statewide Regulations1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset
Deer (Youth Firearm)1, 4Statewide Regulations1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset
Deer (Firearm)1Statewide Regulations1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset
Turkey (Spring)1Statewide Regulations1/2 hour before sunrise to 1pm
Turkey (Spring Youth)1Statewide Regulations1/2 hour before sunrise to 1pm
Turkey (Fall)1, 4Statewide Regulations1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset
Coyote1, 2Nov. 10 to Feb. 15Statewide Regulations
Furbearer Trapping1Nov. 10 to Feb. 15

Statewide Regulations
Waterfowl5
Statewide Regulations
Closed during firearm der season
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1pm
Early Teal & Goose5,6Statewide RegulationsLegal open to 9am
Youth Waterfowl5
Weekend before Central Zone opening day1/2 before sunrise to 1pm
Upland Game2, 7Wednesdays from Nov 2 to Jan 15
Rabbits: Wednesdays from Nov 2 to Feb 15
Sunrise to Sunset

Hunting Regulations:

  1. Windshield cards are required for these species. These are available online at www.dnr.illinois.gov.  Failure to report harvest will result in loss of hunting privileges at the Site the following year. 
  2. Site specific Free Upland Game Permit issued from Springfield required.  Squirrels-shotgun only. Coyote-bow/arrow or shotgun if hunter possesses an unfilled firearm deer permit.
  3. Registration will be held at the Site Office Check Station for all hunters from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. All hunters must be present for registration and drawing and are required to check in and out of the Main Office. ONLY NON-TOXIC SHOT, No. 6 steel shot or No. 7 ½ bismuth shot or smaller is allowed. Harvested doves must be kept in separate bags by each hunter. All hunting will be done from staked locations and hunters must stay within 10ft of their stake.  No cleaning of doves is permitted on the site.
  4. Upland Management Area is closed during youth firearm season to allow for youth deer hunting.
  5. Waterfowl hunters must sign-in and out (by 2pm) at the North Access. Hunting must be done from staked sites only. No permanent blinds allowed. Boat access only, 25 hp motor limit. No cutting of vegetation on site. Hunting is north of railroad tracks only (Upper Pool). Four (4) hunters allowed per blind. No waterfowl hunting allowed during the firearm deer seasons.
  6. All hunters must be checked out at sign-in box by 10 a.m. Hunting allowed from blinds 8 and 9 only.
  7. Hunting is restricted to the Upland Management Area. Each permit holder is allowed three (3) hunting partners. After close of quail and pheasant season, permits are for rabbits only. Statewide regulations will apply except, there is a limit of four quail per hunter.

    General Regulations
  • It is the hunter's responsibility to remove all refuse from the hunting area once they have finished hunting.
  • All hunters must possess and display on dash of vehicle a site permit while hunting. Any tree stand must be portable and must be removed at the end of each day. No stands or steps that pierce the bark of the tree are allowed.
  • When hunting or scouting, ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED AT DESIGNATED AREAS (no ATV access).
  • It is unlawful for any person to consume an alcoholic beverage while on site property if hunting or trapping. Any person who violates site specific regulations shall be guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor.
  • Management activities including but not limited to prescribed burning and herbicide treatments may occur on site at any time. 

        

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, P.O. Box 517, Coffeen, Illinois 62017. Telephone: (217) 537-3351.

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.                                                                                                                                                                             2020



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.