George S. Park State Natural Area
Location: From Henry, take Illinois Route 18 east 4.1 miles
to a blacktop road, then turn west and go 0.5 mile. The nature preserve is on
the north side of the road.
Description: George S. Park Nature Preserve is an 80 acre
site, all of which is huntable. This site is a uniform hardwood forest
with Poole Creek running through the area. The topography
is rugged with gradual to moderately steep slopes. There is no
interior vehicle access.
Available Game Species:
Winter Deer (See #8)
All regulations found in
the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative Rules will
apply unless area regulations are more restrictive
hunters are required to sign in daily no earlier than 5:00 AM prior to hunting
and to check out and report their harvest immediately after the conclusion of
the hunt on the sheets provided.
deer harvested must also be checked in / reported as outlined in the statewide
rules & regulations for reporting deer harvested during the regular
statewide deer seasons.
must be portable and must be tagged with the hunter's name, address, and phone
number. All stands must be removed daily.
may not exceed posted hunter quota in the field.
firearm and muzzleloader hunters must wear a cap and upper outer garment of
solid and vivid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches while hunting.
is along the county road on the south side of the nature preserve. Please pull
off the road as far as possible without entering the nature preserve.
County permit holders may sign in and hunt. Standby permits not available.
- Putnam County portion is open if Putnam County
is announced as being open.
restrictions may exist. See posted regulations before hunting.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
construct or use any stand or accessory using nails, screws, or any device
which pierces, cuts, or otherwise damages the bark of the tree on which it is
hunt in any area not designated as being open to hunting.
park anywhere on the site except in designated parking areas.
unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any trail.
any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs or to be under
the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the area for the purpose of
possess weapons in the field except during hunting hours and while engaged in
hunt at night on this area.
engage in "driving" deer for the purpose of hunting on any IDNR site.
hunt with other than a shotgun, muzzleloader, or handgun during the firearm
deer season, a muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season, or a bow &
arrow during archery deer season.
For further information, contact: Site
Superintendent; Lake DePue SFWA; 1001 W. 4th Street, Box 52; DePue, IL 61322
Phone: (815) 447-2353
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