Sign me up... The Daily hunter quatas will be increased for the Controlled Pheasant Hunting areas. Here is a map of Jim Edgar Panther Creek if this opportunity interests you.
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 www.dnr.illinois.gov
- Then click on "Upland Game"
- Then under the heading “Licenses and Permits” click on “Controlled Pheasant Hunting Areas and Permit”
For complete details, access the controlled pheasant hunting website at www.dnr.illinois.gov