Small Game

Rend Lake’s Incredible Small Game

If you were to pick one area of the state of Illinois to hunt small game, then southern Illinois is the area to plan a fall hunting vacation. Motels are located everywhere in the area near key hunting locations. State and federal ground offers hunters many choices for their small game hunting. Private land in many counties is available to hunt just for the asking. Also found in the south central region are some of the top Illinois Hunting Preserves in the state. Jefferson, Perry, Franklin, and Williamson counties offer quail, pheasant, chukar, dove, and in some cases deer hunting. Reasonable daily fees are charged for these outings. Dogs are furnished at many sites. On the sidebar are links to additional information for specific small game animals.

Hunters can write to the Illinois Association of Hunting Preserves, P.O. Box 141, Dundee, IL 60118-0141 for a listing of the Illinois hunting preserves.