Pope County

93,000 Acres of Public hunting Land!

Facts about Hunting Pope County Illinois

  • Over 93,000 acres of the Shawnee National Forest is located in Pope County. This is over 1/3 of the entire forest in one county!
  • Almost 40% of the entire county is Public Land!
  • Pope County is home to the LARGEST wilderness area in the state of Illinois; Lusk Creek Wilderness Area - Over 6,000 acres alone!
Last 5 years there have been more bucks harvested than does! This has to be some of the best public hunting land in Illinois.

Year Bucks
2010 25% + More Bucks
2009 42% + More Bucks
2008 18% + More Bucks
2007 38% + More Bucks
2006 65% + More Bucks
Map of Pope County Il - Public Hunting Land