Northern Illinois has over 1 million acres of hunting opportunity on public land and private land that has been leased for public hunting. Much of Northern Illinois land is held in private ownership. Permission is required to hunt private land in Northern Illinois. Your ability to develop a connection with private landowners will enhance your hunting opportunities. We encourage you to work as individuals and through the Illinois DNR to create a working relationship with private landowners. Respect their rights and their land.
Apple River Canyon S.P. - Thompson/Salem Units
Areas allow hunting, hiking, fishing; no boating/biking. See postings/fact sheets at registration. Please sign in/out at visitor parking lots.
Scout Camp and Salem Rds.
Stockton, IL 61085
Hanover Bluff Natural Area
Sixteen-acre public lake. Largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish. No boating. Sign in/out at visitor parking. Area allows public hunting.
Hanover Hill Rd.
Hanover, IL 61041
Mid-Town is a full-service marina, restaurant and lounge located on the Mississippi River in East Dubuque. Open March 1-October 30.
285 5th St.
East Dubuque, IL 61025