Location: Henry County - 6 miles north of Kewanee
and 6 miles south of Interstate 80 on Highway 78.
Description: Total Acres 1,361. Huntable Acres: 862. Habitat types:
Timber - 100 acres; Brush - 100 acres; Grass or cultivated acres -
650. The area is one of gently rolling topography. Much of the area consists of
grassy areas interspersed with cultivated fields, brushy draws, and small
woodlots. This area provides excellent hunting opportunity for the common game
species found in northwestern Illinois.
Bobwhite Quail, Hungarian Partridge, & Rabbit
(see #1 for exceptions).
(see #10 for exceptions.)
(non-controlled upland hunt season)
close of controlled upland hunts through end of statewide season.
All regulations found in
the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will
apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
- Statewide except closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas Day and
New Year's Day. Also closed the Thursday and Friday after the first Saturday in
November when the first Saturday in November is November 1 through 3.The
Illinois Youth Pheasant Hunt is the first Saturday following the opening of the
statewide upland game season (permit required). Youth hunting
opportunities are the Sunday after Thanksgiving and the Friday after Christmas.
All hunting seasons may be subject to early closure. Contact site for details.
- A manned check station is operated during the upland game
season. Hunters must check in and out of that station. Permits are
available online. Permit holders must be present. A drawing will be held at the
conclusion of the check-in time.
- Check-in: 8 AM, Drawing: 8:30 AM, Hunting: 9 AM - 4 PM.
Thanksgiving Day: 9AM - 1 PM.
- A fee is charged for hunting during the site hunting season.
- Daily hunter quota in place at this site. Remaining openings after
initial drawing for registered hunters will be filled by a secondary
"stand-by" drawing to be held immediately after the first drawing.
Quota refills are not allowed. When daily quotas are not filled at the
conclusion of the drawings, late-arriving hunters may register from 11:45
AM until noon, unless an earlier time is posted at the site's hunter check
- Hunting is restricted to those areas posted as open to hunting.
Hunters with weapons are not allowed in the field except during hunting hours.
- Hunters must hunt in assigned areas until 10 AM. All fields must
be cleared and game checked in by 4:00 PM.
- Hunters engaged in hunting pheasant, quail, rabbit, or partridge
are required to wear a cap and upper outer garment of solid and vivid blaze
orange of at least 400 square inches.
- Non-toxic shot only! Only non-toxic shot (as defined by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 50 CFR 20), size #3 or smaller steel, #4 or
smaller bismuth, # 5 or smaller tungsten-iron, tungsten polymer, or
tungsten-matrix shot may be possessed. Only flu flu arrows may be used by bow
and arrow hunters.
- Pheasant - 2 (either sex may be harvested), bobwhite quail - 8,
Hungarian partridge - 2, rabbit – 4
- Rabbit hunting (non-fee) opens the Monday following the close of
the controlled pheasant hunting season through the close of rabbit season. All
rabbit hunting before this date follows the regulations of the controlled (fee)
upland game season.
IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:
- To park anywhere on the site except in the designated parking lots
& for unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any trail.
- To hunt with other than a shotgun or bow & arrow with flu flu
- For any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drug
or to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the area for
the purpose of hunting.
Other Facilities /
Activities Available: Camping, picnicking,
fishing, boating, cross country skiing.
For further information contact: Johnson Sauk Trail State Park; 28616 Sauk
Trail Road; Kewanee, IL 61443
Phone: (309) 853-2425