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: Total acres 2,515
Huntable Acres - 2,239 Habitat
Types - Timber – 1900, Grasslands – 300, Wetland/lake - 39 The site is
predominately wooded and the terrain is fairly rugged. There is no interior
vehicle access. 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.
|Program||Season||Hours||Special rules/permit requirements|
|Dove || Statewide||Statewide||Sign in/out required at parking lot self check stations. See Below|
|Squirrel||See below||Statewide||See below|
|Pheasant, Quail & Rabbit||See below|
|See below |
|Coyote||See below||See below||Shotguns with shotshells only. See below|
All regulations found in the Illinois
Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative Rules will apply
regulations are more restrictive.
hunters must check in/out and report harvest at the parking lot self check
ATTENTION DOVE &
SQUIRREL HUNTERS: The National Guard trains more heavily
on weekends and for that reason the site is closed to hunting on Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday from SEPT 1 to OCT 31 of each year
- Dove – Closed during all site firearm deer
seasons. Shot size: Lead: #7 or smaller,
steel: #6 or smaller. Season: Statewide open to statewide close
- Squirrel - Shotgun only. Closed during all firearm deer seasons. Shot
size: Lead: #6 or smaller, steel: #4 or smaller. Season opens Sept.1 &
closes the first Thursday after January 10.
- Pheasant, Quail
& Rabbit - Closed during all site firearm deer
seasons. Shot size: lead #5 or smaller,
steel #3 or smaller. Blaze orange cap and upper garment required. Season: Statewide open to the first Thursday
after January 10.
- Coyote - Closed during all site firearm deer seasons. Season opens November 5 & closes the
first Thursday after January 10. Hunting
hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Shotgun with shot shells only. Use of dogs is prohibited. All coyote harvests must be removed from
For further information contact: Illini State Park; 2660 E. 2350 Rd., Marseilles, IL 61341 Phone: