FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake would like to announce the areas that will be available for the 2013 youth firearm deer hunt during the weekend of October 12-14.
Corps lands located north of Route 154 in Franklin and Jefferson Counties will be available for youth firearm deer hunters.
Recreation Ares and the Rend Lake Bike Trail south of Route 154 will remain open during the Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Hunt. Firearm hunting for this season will not be permitted on Corps managed land south of Route 154; in the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park; and at the Rend Lake Refuge
Youth hunters are reminded that archery deer season will be underway and archery hunters will be afield during the October 12-14 youth hunt. Archery deer hunters and all other hunters are reminded that they must comply with requirements to wear blaze orange the weekend of the youth deer hunt.