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2013 Qualification Dates
Saturday, May 11th 8 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday, May 14th 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16th Noon – 7:00 p.m.
No make-up dates or additional days will be scheduled.
Kishwaukee Bend Conservation Area
9416 Rt. 20
Garden Prairie, IL 61038
Driving on Rt. 20 (heading towards Garden Prairie), Kishwaukee Bend is 1.5 miles after the intersection of Rt. 20 and Logan/Shattuck Rd. on the left side of the road. Upon turning into the driveway, you will cross over railroad tracks.
Each participant must qualify by hitting 4 of 5 shots at a 6 inch target at 20 yards (15 yards for non-mechanical bows) with broadhead or mechanical tipped arrows. Hunters under 18 may choose to qualify on an 8 inch target with broadhead or mechanical tipped arrows at 20 yards. Each participant is allowed a maximum of 3 total attempts. Archery hunt fees will NOT be accepted during the qualification.
Qualified hunters will have the opportunity to hunt a “season”, or 8 pre-determined Saturday-Sunday weekends.
At the day of qualification, you will rank your hunting areas in order of preference. After qualifications have finished, you will be assigned your hunting area. (A lottery will be held if the number of qualified hunters exceeds the conservation area limit.)
2013 Archery Hunt Dates:
Archery Hunt Locations: subject to change
- Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area
- LIB Conservation Area
- Distillery Road Conservation Area
- Beaver Bluffs Conservation Area (dog park will remain open)
- Newburg Village Conservation Area
- Rainbow Gardens Conservation Area
- Piscasaw Fen Conservation Area
download 2012 Archery Hunt Meeting information here
download Rules & Regulations here