Yes, even children are required to have hunting licenses in the state of Illinois. Under the Apprentice license program a person of any age can purchase a hunting license even if they have not graduated their Hunter Education class.
Since we are a licensed hunting preserve, you may harvest as many birds as you like (pheasants, chukar, or quail)
Yes, hen pheasants can be harvested on the club grounds. All birds that are taken off the Coon Creek Hunt Club grounds, must be properly tagged.
Yes, both resident and non-residents need to have a valid hunting license. However, per page 8 of the Hunt Trap Digest – Habitat stamps are not required to hunt migratory waterfowl, coots and hand-reared toe clipped mallards and hand-reared game birds on licensed game breeding and hunting preserve areas.
Yes, all members can use their own dogs for hunting.
Yes our club does offer introductory hunts please call the main number for scheduling.
We have guides that run both, please let us know what kind you prefer prior to booking a guided hunt.
We suggest using shot sizes 5,6,7. Lead shot is prohibited, only steel shot or other environmentally safe shot is allowed.
Our upland hunting runs from October 1st – March 31st depending on weather and bird availability.
Our property is generally flat and made up of native prairie grasses and sorghum fields.
Yes, our club does sell ammunition. We only sell no-tox shotshells. A valid FOID Card is needed when purchasing ammo.
No, our club does not have a spot where members can clean birds. We do however clean birds when asked for a minimal fee.
Yes, our clubhouse can be rented to host parties, special occasions and business meetings. Please call us ahead of time for scheduling. Catering is no problem.
Yes, All guns need to be cased while heading to a field in a vehicle.