Ray Norbut - East Hannibal Unit

2022-2023 Season

INTRODUCTION: The Hannibal Unit of Ray Norbut Fish & Wildlife Area is a small tract that was acquired from the Illinois Department of Transportation as a result of the construction of a new bridge over the Mississippi River.  The land cover consists of recent tree plantings and established woodlands.  A series of ditches and natural sloughs are also present on the property.  The size of the parcel and proximity to roadways restricts the site to archery hunting and trapping programs only. Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year on the site. 

LOCATION: The East Hannibal Unit is located in the Mississippi River bottoms on the north side of Interstate 72.  The tract lies in close proximity to other public hunting areas located adjacent to Mississippi River Pool 22.


Total Acres: 46
Water Acres: 5
Non-forested Acres: 1
Forested Acres: 40
Huntable Acres: 46


Deer (archery only)      Statewide  Statewide  None 
Turkey (fall archery) 
Statewide  St​​atewide  No spring season 
Furbearer (trapping only)  Statewide  Statewide  Permit required - issued through site drawing 

  1. It is unlawful to construct or to use any tree stand using a device which pierces or cuts the bark of the tree.  Only one portable stand may be used and must be labeled with hunter's name, address, and telephone number.
  2. Only species and seasons identified above are open at the site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Weinberg-King State Park at (217) 392-2345 or the Pittsfield office at (217) 285-2221.​​​

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 (217)782-9175.