Hunting

Rend Lake – A Hunter’s Paradise

Thoughts of autumn always turn toward the great hunting prospects in Southern Illinois. Thousands of hunters and wildlife enthusiasts come into this area expecting and receiving memories of the majesty of wild life in the great outdoors.

Quality duck, goose, deer, turkey, and upland game hunting draw these enthusiasts like a magnet. All of the counties in southern Illinois have quality hunting of legendary proportions.

Hunting information regulations, hunting zones and seasons, sunrise-sunset times tables, and other information is available free in a booklet entitled “Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulation.” A copy may be obtained at local bait shops and license vendors in the state or by writing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271.

Contact them at:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Region 5 Office
11731 State Highway 37
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 435-8138

For Fishing & Hunting Information and Regulations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rend Lake Management Office

12220 Rend City Road
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 724-2493
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Region 5 Office

11731 State Highway 37
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 435-8138
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park

11094 Ranger Road
Whittington, IL 62897
Phone: (618) 629-2320
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
State Fish and Wildlife Area

R.R. 1, Box 168G
Bonnie, IL 62816
Phone: (618) 279-3110
Rend Lake Conservancy District
Rend Lake Hunting Preserve

17738 Conservation Lane
Whittington, IL 62897
Phone: (618) 629-2368