Controlled Pheasant Hunting Hunter Quota Increased at Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA

Tim Schweizer
Controlled Pheasant Hunting Hunter Quota Increased at Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Daily hunter quotas have been increased on the Controlled Pheasant Hunting Unit at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass Co. beginning Dec. 7 and extending to the close of the hunting season on Jan. 15.

Hunters are encouraged to use the online Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation System to secure permits.  Reserved Permits ensure hunters will have the opportunity to hunt, and ensure that the number of pheasants released is appropriate for the number of hunters participating each day.  Standby permits are also available at the site hunter check station for each hunt date through Dec. 31, although standby hunting opportunities are limited.  After Dec. 31, standby permits will not be available for the remaining hunt dates at Jim Edgar Panther Creek.

To access the on-line reservation system:
Click on the "Hunt/Trap" button on the IDNR Home Page at
Then click on "Upland Game"
Then under the heading “Licenses and Permits” click on “Controlled Pheasant Hunting Areas and Permit”

Hunters are reminded that the daily permit fee for controlled pheasant hunting is $30 for resident hunters and $35 for nonresident hunters each hunt date.  The daily permit fee applies to each hunter.  Hunters are further reminded that young hunters 17 and under hunt for free on Sat., Dec. 31 when accompanied by a paid adult hunter.  Each young hunter must be accompanied by an adult hunter.  Hunters should use the “Youth Opportunity Dates Only” application on the Controlled Pheasant Hunting website to bring a young hunter for free on Dec. 31.

For complete details, access the controlled pheasant hunting website at
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