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Spoon River State Forest

2019-2020 Season

MAP         | Disabled Hunt Application                    

LOCATION: Seven miles south of Victoria on County Road 15, straight ahead onto Truro Rd, to Snakeden Road, to Road 1900E.

Turkey Spring Statewide See # 8, 9, 10
Turkey Spring- Youth Statewide See # 8, 9
Turkey - Archery & Firearm Fall Statewide See #8
Squirrel Statewide Statewide .17 & .22 rimfire firearms allowed, See #11
Dove Statewide Statewide Steel shot, 6 or smaller (or eq.)
Pheasant, Partridge, Quail, Rabbit Statewide Statewide See # 11
Deer - Archery Statewide Statewide See #11, 12

Deer - All Firearm

Firearm Deer - Special Firearm (Disabled) Hunt





See # 8, 9, 10, 12

See #15.  Quota of 10 Hunters.

Crow Statewide Statewide  
Raccoon, Opossum, Skunk, Red/Gray Fox, Coyote, Woodchuck Statewide Statewide See #13, 14
Trapping Statewide Statewide Site permit required call the site office.  See #11.


  1. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of the area.
  2. It is unlawful to possess or consume alcoholic beverages while on the site for the purpose of hunting.
  3. All hunters must obtain a "Site Windshield Card" online at the IDNR website, dnr2.illinois.gov/Windshieldcard.  This card must be visible through the vehicle windshield and the pocket portion in possession while hunting. 
  4. Hunters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  5. Park in designated areas only. No motor vehicles allowed beyond the parking lots.
  6. No trespass before 1pm during Spring turkey season, except permit hunters.
  7. License and permit information can be found on-line at https://dnr.illinois.gov.


  1. Successful hunters must register their harvest by 3:00 p.m. the same day by calling the toll-free telephone number provided with their turkey hunting permit.
  2. During Spring turkey season - maximum two vehicles per parking lot. Deer-Firearm - max 5 vehicles per lot.
  3. Hunting is by site-specific permit only. Permit allocated by DNR-Springfield lottery. This permit is only valid for the specific site and season indicated on the permit.
  4. Pheasant, partridge, quail, and rabbit hunters are required to wear a solid blaze orange cap and upper garment of at least 400 square inches. During muzzleloader, late-winter, and youth deer season, all hunters and trappers must wear blaze orange cap and vest.
  5. One tree stand allowed per permit holder. Tree stands and climbers may not pierce the bark and must be portable. Tree stands may be left unattended from September 15 through January 31, but must be legibly marked with the owner's name, address, and telephone number.
  6. Coyote and striped skunk season shall coincide with the statewide fox season.
  7. Dog Training (incl. running season) allowed Sept. 1st through March 31st only.
  8. Hunters in possession of a P2A card are eligible to participate in a special deer hunt held the 1st Saturday and Sunday in October following the completion of the youth firearm deer season.  Each hunter can be accompanied by one (non-hunting) partner.  Hunters wishing to participate must contact the Jubilee College State Park office at (309)446-3758 beginning the 1st Tuesday of September thru the last Friday of September to apply.  All other statewide regulations apply.  Contact Jubilee College Park office for additional details.

For further information please contact Snakeden Hollow at 1936 State Rt. 167, Victoria, IL 61485. Phone: (309) 879-2607


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.