these hunting programs are dependent on national security considerations. In
the event that heightened security measures are necessary, these hunting programs
will be closed with little or no notice. Any closure will be posted at the
site, on the department website (www.dnr.state.il.us), and will be announced
through press release.
Location: LaSalle County, 5 miles south of Interstate 80, 2 miles
south of the City of Marseilles.
Description: This site occupies 2,515 acres, approximately 2,239 acres
are huntable. The site is predominately wooded and the terrain is fairly
rugged. There is no interior vehicle access for the public. Hunters who use
this area should be ready for strenuous walking if they hunt the interior. The
Illinois National Guard has jurisdictional use of this site for the months of February
through October. It is through their cooperation that we are able to hunt here
during the months of April and May. Please help
us keep our good relationship with the Guard intact by following the rules. It
is to your own benefit to do so.
Special Regulations (See
See #3, 4, 5, 6
All regulations found in the Illinois
Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative Rules will apply unless area
regulations are more restrictive.
- Hunting is restricted to Monday through Thursday only during the regular statewide
season. The National Guard trains more
heavily on weekends and for that reason that site is closed to hunting on
Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays.
- One half-hour before sunrise until 8:30 AM. Must
be off the site no later than 9:00 AM. Unless
otherwise posted by IDNR.
- All hunters must
check in/out and report harvest at the parking lot check station. All turkeys
harvested on this site must be checked in/reported via the statewide telephone
reporting system as outlined on your turkey hunting permit. Be sure to report it as harvested on a
special hunt area (Marseilles SFWA) and not
as harvested in LaSalle County.
- All hunters must
possess a site-specific turkey permit for Marseilles SFWA for the specific
season they are hunting on the site.
Permits are issued through the Springfield permit office only.
- Access to this site at any time outside of posted hunting
hours is forbidden, this includes scouting.
- Further restrictions may exist. See posted regulations
- To hunt in any area not designated as being open to hunting.
Anybody found in a Restricted Area for
any reason will be ticketed.
- To park anywhere on the site except in the designated
parking lots or for unauthorized vehicles to enter upon any trail.
- For 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 hunting.
- To possess weapons in the field except during hunting hours.
- To possess firearms, bows, arrows, or ammunition that is not
legal for using during hunting seasons currently open on the site.
For further information contact: Illini State Park 2660 E. 2350 Rd. Marseilles, IL 61341
Phone: (815) 795-2448