Hunting & Trapping

1,000’s of acres of state lands, including Wildlife Management Areas, State Forests, Forest Preserve and State Parks are open for hunting and trapping in Madison County during the appropriate seasons.  

Big game hunters seek white-tailed deer and black bear in the fall, while others lie in wait for ducks or pursue ruffed grouse and other small game like the snowshoe hare. Furbearers such as beaver, fisher and river otter are sought by trappers.

 Hunting, trapping and fishing licenses are sold at town offices and numerous retailers of outdoor equipment, where you may also obtain regulation booklets.