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Iris and Jack Witkowsky State Wildlife Area

4573 W Blackjack Rd Hanover, Illinois 61041 | 815.745.3302
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Green Pet Friendly

1,100 acres with more than 12 miles of hiking trails. Beginning of a transcontinental bluebird trail segment. Sign in/out at lots #1 or #4. Open all year, pet-friendly. Hunting seasons posted. 

The vegetative cover of the area is a mixture of timbered slopes with grasslands, row crops, and hay fields predominant on ridge tops and wide valleys. The topography is steep, consisting of unglaciated ridges. The area is bordered by private lands with timbered slopes and cultivated valleys and ridge tops. The excellent habitat on this area provides optimum cover for squirrel, deer, and turkey. Deer and turkey are abundant in this area and should provide some good hunting. Rabbit populations in this area are also good.

Please take note of 2021 closure dates: Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5

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