How Avenza works:
Sign-in at trailheads with vehicle license plate #”
-Taking any game or nongame species other than deer and turkey at Midewin is prohibited.
-No hunting is allowed on private inholdings within Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.
-If a wounded deer crosses into a closed area of Midewin, the hunter must contact the Forest Service office at (815) 423-6370 between 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to obtain permission to track it. Outside those hours, call (815) 263-4060 to obtain permission. (36 CFR 261.53(f))
-Access to public lands at Midewin is by non-motorized means only - such as hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing (36 CFR 261.54(a))
-Bicycles and horses are restricted to designated multiple use trails and must stay on the trail. (36 CFR 261.55(c))
-The Forest Service prohibits shooting in or within 150 yards of any building, developed recreation site, or occupied area; across roads, bodies of water, cemeteries or in any way prohibited by state law and/or federal laws is also prohibited.
-There is no camping at Midewin, including the parking lots. (36 CFR 261.58(e))
-Construction or use of permanent deer stands is not permitted at Midewin. (36 CFR 261.lO(a))
-Hunters are not allowed to cut tree limbs, or utilize tree pegs. (36 CFR 261.9(a))
-Hunting stands may not be left in place overnight at Midewin. (36 CFR 261.lO(e))
-Building fires is prohibited (36 CFR 261.52(a))
-Fishing and trapping are prohibited
-Entering or being in or on a body of water is prohibited. (36 CFR 261.58(k))
-Collecting National Forest Service products is prohibited. (36 CFR 261.6(h)) .
-Disturbing or removing any prehistoric, historic, or archaeological resource, site, artifact, property, or structure is prohibited. (36 CFR 261.9(h))
-Bringing in, or possessing an animal, other than a seeing eye dog, or upon a leash not longer than six feet or otherwise under physical restrictive control is prohibited. (36 CFR 261.53(e))
-Please keep pasture gates closed.
-Cutting of fences is prohibited. (36 CFR 261.9(a))
-Placing a vehicle or other object in such a manner that is an impediment or hazard to the safety or convenience of any person. (36 CFR 261.10(0)
-Hunters hunt within 50 yards of designated hunting site posts.
-ODD-numbered designated hunting sites to be used only on ODD-numbered calendar days.
-EVEN-numbered designated hunting sites to be used only on EVEN-numbered calendar days.
-Zone 811 North: Maximum 8 hunters
-Zone 811 South: Maximum 5 hunters
-Zone 1: Maximum 12 hunters
-Zone 2: Maximum 10 hunters
-Zone 3: Maximum 10 hunters
-Zone 4: Maximum 12 hunters
-Zone 5: Maximum 12 hunters
-Zone 6: Maximum 8 hunters
-Zone 7: Maximum 12 hunters
-Zone 8: Maximum 8 hunters
-Zone 9: Maximum 5 hunters
-Zone 10: Maximum 5 hunters