Turkey Bluffs State Fish and
Wildlife Area is a 2,264 acre natural area that borders the Marys River
and is located south of Chester. The site was purchased with a 75%
matching grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with
Pittman-Robertson federal aid. The site offers a picnic area and
features scenic overlooks. Visitors can hike, observe wildlife and take
advantage of 10 miles of horseback trails. Turkey Bluffs State Fish and
Wildlife Area is open for fishing and hunting. Squirrel, wild turkey,
and deer are the most common game species. Upland game species such as
rabbit and quail also occur at the site primarily in the open areas.
Dove hunting is provided in large sunflower fields on the area. Hunting
for all species with statewide regulations is permissible at Turkey
Bluffs State Fish and Wildlife Area
Dawn to dusk daily
There is no charge to visit Turkey Bluffs State Fish and Wildlife Area.
IL-3 (the Great River Road) south approximately 3 miles to Pheasant Ridge
Road which leads into the Turkey Bluffs State Fish and Wildlife Area.
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