Location: 13 Miles south of Dixon on Rt. 26 - 3 miles west of Rt. 26
on Maytown Road.
Description: Total area - 2,565 acres, Huntable Acres - 2,515. The area
is one of gently rolling topography. Much of the area consists of slough,
pines, cultivated fields, grasslands, and wetlands.
Visitors should be cautious of trees on site where mechanical
treatments or naturally decaying processes have left them weak enough to fall.
Available Game Species:
Aug. 1 - Oct. 31
See #1, 2, 5
Sept. 1 - Sept. 5
Noon - 5PM
See # 1, 3, 4, 5
Sept. 6 - Sept. 30
See #1, 3, 5
All regulations found in the Illinois Wildlife
Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will apply unless area
regulations are more restrictive. Squirrel hunters and dove hunters from Sept. 6 -
Sept. 30 must obtain a site windshield card online at dnr2.illinois.gov/windshieldcard/. Complete all fields as necessary and
print Windshield Card and accompanying pocket card. Your windshield
card must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit
number visible and the pocket card portion in your possession while hunting at
the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest online (even if you
did not hunt) by February 15 each year. Hunters shall forfeit their hunting
privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the
Special Area Regulations:
- All hunters are required to sign in prior to
hunting and to check out and report harvest immediately after
the conclusion of the hunt. Check-in/out box is located at the hunter
- Squirrel hunting via shotgun shall be lead or
bismuth shot of sizes 5, 6, 7 ½, or smaller; or size 3 steel or smaller. In
addition, .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms, .25 caliber or smaller air
rifles, muzzleloading black powder rifles, or archery may be used.
- Nontoxic shot only! Only size # 6 steel shot; or, size 7
1/2, or smaller, bismuth shot may be in possession. Shotgun only.
- Permit required. Standby hunting available. Check-in time from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
- Further restrictions may exist. See regulations
posted at the site before hunting.
IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:
- To hunt in any area not designated as being open
- To park anywhere on the site except in the
designated parking lots & for unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any
- To hunt with anything other than a shotgun or
bow and arrow, opossum, fox, coyote and skunk from 30 minutes after sunset
until 30 minutes before sunrise.
- For any person to consume any alcoholic
beverage, including beer & wine, while on the area for the purpose of
- To possess weapons in the field except during
For Further Information contact: Green River State Wildlife Area, 375 Game Rd.
Harmon, IL. 61042
Phone: (815) 379-2324