Weinberg-King State Park

2022-2023 Season


Introduction: Wildlife habitat enhancement is the objective in improving the opportunity for public hunting at this site. Recent incorporation of wildlife management practices such as the establishment of food plots, travel lanes, and shrub tree plantings coupled with the establishment of high-quality nesting grasses and legumes will significantly improve the habitat conditions for many upland and forest game species. Populations of rabbit, quail, dove, squirrel, deer, and turkey all provide excellent hunting opportunities. Woodcock offer a marginal hunting opportunity depending on their migration patterns. Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year on the site, including prescribed burning. 

Location: Weinberg-King State Park is located four miles east of Augusta immediately off Route 101 in western Schuyler County.

Description: The area is characterized by rolling upland brush areas, sloping grownup fields, and high bluffs along the north boundary. Cultivated fields are found along the west boundary and fallow, brushy fields are scattered throughout the area. Some mature oak-hickory timber is found along the north boundary.

Total Acres: 760 Water Acres: 4 Non-Forested Acres: 410
Huntable Acres: 760 Forested Acres: 350

Seasons, Hours, Special Regulations:

Species Season Hours Special Regulations/Permits
Quail Statewide Statewide Free Windshield Card Required
Rabbit Statewide Statewide Free Windshield Card Required
Dove Statewide Statewide Hunt from staked locations. Through Sept. 5. Free Windshield Card Required. ​NON-TOXIC SHOT REQUIRED.
Squirrel Statewide Statewide Free Windshield Card Required
Statewide Statewide Sign-in and out at office required; free windshield card required.
(Spring/ Fall Shotgun)
Statewide Statewide Schuyler Co. Permit - Sign in & out at office, Free Windshield Card Required
Woodcock Statewide Statewide Free Windshield Card Required
Raccoon Statewide Statewide Free Windshield Card Required; special permit required for hunting/trapping through site drawing
​Deer (Firearm)


​Site permit required through Springfield Drawing;Sign in & out at office; Windshield card required

​Deer (Muzzleoader)
​Statewide 3 day muzzleloader only season
​Schuyler Co. Permit required; Sign in & out at office; Windshield card required
​Schuyler Co. Permit or unfilled Weinberg-King State Park permit required. Open/Closed by public announcment in the fall, Sign  in & out at office; Windshield card required
​Deer (Youth)
​Youth permit required; Sign in & out at office; Windshild card required

Free site hunting permits (windshield cards) are required for species as noted. These are available online at dnr2.illinois.gov/Windshieldcard. Navigate to "Hunting/Trapping" and then "Public hunting area" to print these permits. Hunters will be required to return to this website prior to February 15th each year to record harvest information.

Other Site Facilities: Camping, snowmobile trails and equestrian areas.

For more information contact: Weinberg-King State Park at P.O. Box 203, Augusta, IL 62311 or at (217) 392-2345.


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.