Macon County Conservation District accepting upland game hunting applications

DECATUR - Applications for upland game hunting at Friends Creek Conservation Area's Upland Game Management Area are now being accepted by the Macon County Conservation District.

Hunters must apply by September 27 for the one-day hunts.  The area will be open for hunting on the following dates:

November 1,2,3,8,12,15,19,26,29
December 11,14,18,21,25,28
January 1,4

Those wanting to apply should send an envelope containing a no.10 business self-addressed stamped envelope to Upland Game Hunt, Macon County Conservation District, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, Illinois, 62521.  Applicants must also submit a letter which includes their name, a photocopy of a valid 2013 Illinois hunting license and habitat stamp (if under 16, a hunter safety certificate number), and the three dates you wish to apply for, ranked first choice through third choice.

A drawing will be held to fill all available hunting dates.  Participants will be notified of the status of their application, and if drawn, each successful applicant will be assigned one date.  Each hunter may bring up to 3 hunting partners to the hunting area.

For more information, call Rich Crowe at 217-423-6796 or visit

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