Hunting the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois

Public Hunting Land and Willowbrook Cabins

How Close? - The Willowbrook property borders the Shawnee National Forest. Yes - good hunting is within walking distance of the cabins.

Near by? - There is well over 10,000+ acres of public hunting ground within 3-5 miles of Willowbrook Cabins. This includes the LARGEST wilderness area in the state of Illinois; Lusk Creek Wilderness Area - 6,000 acres alone.

In the County? - Willowbrook Cabins is located in the heart of Pope County, Illinois. 93,000 Acres of Shawnee National Forest are located in Pope county or simply put; 1/3 of the entire Shawnee Forest is located in Pope County.

Deer Hunting Infomation

Illinois - Deer Hunting Guide
Illinois - Hunting License and Fees << Need one of these
Illinois - Deer Permits and Fees << And one of these

Out of State Archery\Bow\Crossbow Hunters - Non-resident Illinois hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood $70-$90 (doe\anterless only) or $450 - $475 (Buck\Either Sex) for licenses and fees. This includes an Illinois hunting license, habitat stamp and deer permit. Available over the counter at Wal-Mart - historically great availability.

In State Archery\Bow\Crossbow Hunters - Illinois resident hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $34 (doe only) to $45 (buck) for licenses and fees. This should include everything needed to legally hunt (hunting license, habitat stamp & deer permit). Available over the counter at Wal-Mart - historically great availability.

Out of State Firearm\Shotgun - Non-resident Illinois deer hunters can expect to pay around $70-$90 (doe\anterless only) or $375-$400 (Buck\Either Sex) for licenses and fees. Available over the counter at Wal-Mart but historically LIMITED availability - Get them online and early!

In State Firearm\Shotgun - Resident Illinois hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $36 (doe\anterless only) to $44 (Buck\Either Sex) for licenses and fees. Available over the counter at Wal-Mart - but historically LIMITED availability - Get them online and early!

Turkey Hunting Infomation

Illinois DNR - Turkey Hunting Guide
Illinois DNR - Hunting License and Fees << Need One of these
Illinois DNR - Turkey Permits and Fees << And one of these

Out of State Archery\Bow\Crossbow - Non-resident turkey hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $140 for fall season and around $190 for spring season. This includes Illinois hunting license, habitat stamp, and turkey permit. Fall Turkey tags are available over the counter at Wal-Mart, but spring turkey permits need to be ordered online! Spring season must be ordered online and Early!

In State Archery\Bow\Crossbow - Illinois resident turkey hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $24 for licenses and fees for fall season and around $35 for Spring. Again, this will include your hunting license, habitat stamp, and perkey permit. Fall Turkey tags are available over the counter at Wal-Mart, but spring turkey permits need to be ordered online! Spring season must be ordered online and Early!

Out of State Shotgun\Firearm - Non-resident turkey hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $190 for licenses and fees for both spring and fall turkey seasons. They are not available over the counterBoth seasons must be ordered online and early!

In State Shotgun\Firearm - Illinois resident turkey hunters can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $33 for licenses and fees for fall season. They are not available over the counterBoth seasons must get online and Early!

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