Benedictine Bottoms Wildlife Area News

Area News

The hunting on Benedictine Bottom should be good this season. Very good habitat exists for all species this year. Upland habitats are very good over most of the area and bird numbers continue to be good for both pheasant and quail. Hunting for upland bird will be tough due to the thick habitat.

Deer hunting should be good again this year also. Numbers appear to be about the average, and a couple of larger bucks have been seen.

Area open in the month of September only to hunting for the dove and teal seasons. Non-toxic shot is required for all shotgun hunting. All other hunting on the wildlife area is regulated through a drawing in the department's special hunts program.