Pheasant Hunting Program Extended

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is extending the controlled pheasant hunting program for the 2023-2024 season. Some sites will be extended by one to two weeks in different areas of the state.

The announcement was made today by IDNR and includes the following sites:

  • Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area, Will County
  • Silver Springs State Park, Kendall County
  • Iroquois County State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Kankakee River State Park, Kankakee County
  • Moraine View State Park, McLean County
  • Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, Cass County
  • Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park (Rend Lake), Franklin County
  • Eldon Hazlet State Park (Carlyle Lake), Clinton County

Hunters are encouraged to check the permit calendar on the controlled pheasant hunting website for permit availability. Permits can be acquired through the online reservation system.