Special Deer Hunt: Lost Mound Unit

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced a General Public - Special Deer Hunt at Lost Mound, applications are available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (ILDNR).


Savanna District                                    Contact: Ed Britton

7071 Riverview Road                            815-273-2732 ext 111

Thomson IL 61285

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 7, 2019

General Public - Special Deer Hunt at Lost Mound

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced a General Public - Special Deer Hunt at Lost Mound, applications are available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (ILDNR). A managed deer hunt will be conducted within designated Closed Areas of Lost Mound on Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24, of the first 2019 ILDNR Firearm Deer Season. In prior years, only special hunts have been held at Lost Mound for youth and hunters with disabilities. A total of 35 hunters will be drawn for this new hunt.

 

Application dates follow the ILDNR Lottery guidelines and timeframe and are processed by ILDNR:

SECOND LOTTERY - Applications from non-residents and anyone that does not have a permit will be accepted through June 30.

THIRD LOTTERY – Applications for the Third Lottery will be accepted through August 16. Anyone (regardless of other deer permits they may have) may apply for one or more permits in this lottery.

 

NOTE:

  • Special Hunt Area LMUM must be utilized when applying.
  • Apply for proper Permit Type: this Special Hunt Area allows for 2 deer to be harvested per lottery selected hunter (as long as hunter holds appropriate Permit Type): One Either-Sex and One Bonus Antlerless-Only.

 

All hunters must attend a mandatory safety orientation with three sessions available:

Saturday October 5, Friday November 15 and Friday, November 22. All sessions will be held from 9:00AM-Noon in Savanna, Illinois followed by a visit to the hunt area. Further information will be sent to lottery-selected hunters.

 

Application Information is accessible via the following website:

 

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