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Harmon - Green River State Wildlife Area

375 Game Road

The Green River State Wildlife Area is a wildlife restoration area popular among hunters, hikers, birders and other outdoor enthusiasts. Topography of the 2,565-acre area varies from flat to gently rolling. Swampy slough areas dominate nearly a third of the acreage, but the remaining portions are prairie restorations, open fields, cultivated areas or timberlands. Many of these areas are planted and managed to provide more food and cover for wildlife. Native prairie plants are found in many portions of the Green River State Wildlife Area.

Acquired by the state of Illinois in 1940, with the assistance of funding from the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, Green River State Wildlife Area is located about 6 miles northwest of Ohio, IL, off IL Rt. 26.


Matt K.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
My friend and I went there for the first time to hunt Doves. Since we went late in the season we didn't expect to shoot much, and we didn't, but instead we enjoyed some time in the nature that was almost better that bagging daily limit. Place is pretty easy to find (don't rely on GPS since it will take you to the prohibited area). It's not close to Chicago, but that works to its advantage - when we went there was almost nobody else around (lot was completely empty). As to the habit, it is much better than what I have seen at other places around Kankakee or DES Plains public lands. Easy to follow trails and easy to notice food plots. We'll be definitely back for Dove hunt next season.

James Hughes

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Great place to hunt small game, deer, dove and pheasant. Turkey too.

Joshep Hizon

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Came here because I read and heard from a friend that this is a good place for star gazing and they were right.

Fred Freeloader

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Great place for trail riding, hunting and stargazing. Darkest skies in Northern Ill.

James Bransfield

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
This is a DARK SKY location

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