Newark Sportsmen's Club Supports the DNR's Illinois Youth Deer Permit Program. To read how you can take your child on a hunt see the DNR website or contact club member Keith Conlee.

Hunters be sure to mark the location of your deer stand with blue pin on the hunter's check in board and with a red pin when you are hunting. The hunter's check in station is located at the pavilion by the electrical breakers.


1. Work days must be completed before hunting is allowed on club grounds.

2.All deer stands must be marked with the owner's name and blue pin marking location on the map, red pin marking when occupied.

3. Archery hunting in designated areas and permission slip obtained from the president or a member of the board.

4. No hunting without proper license, stamps, and a valid FOID card. ALL STATE LAWS APPLY.

5. No children under the age of 16 can hunt without being in direct eyesight of parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian must have a valid FOID card and hunting license.

6. Deer stands are allowed from the Tuesday after the third weekend of September through February 15th. The board of directors has the authority to remove any deer stands that is in violation and it will become the property of NSC.

7. Shotgun and muzzle loader hunting is allowed only by special permit. Any member with a permit must wear orange per state rules.

8. No guest hunters.

9. NO Hunting south of the range after 9:30 AM.

10. The use of motorized vehicles for hunting shall be restricted to: removal of game, moving of tree stand or other hunting concealment devices and the moving of hunting equipment or decoys. ATV’s or other motorized vehicles shall not be used to transport persons to and from stands unless otherwise stated or a physical handicap requires the use of such equipment.


1. Work Days must be complete. We will verify

2. All state rules apply

3. Hunting is only allowed on specified days and times. Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm. and Wednesdays from 12pm to dusk. Consult IDNR timetable for sunset times.

4. Hunting is only allowed within 10 feet of stakes

5. 7 ½ shot or smaller lead is allowed

6. No more than 4 hunters from one stake

7. No shots on the ground or straight out. Shooting should be up towards the sky.

8. Shoot only towards the dove field

9. Watch for hunters retrieving birds

10. Leave gun at stake when retrieving birds

11. Always sign in and out marking wounded and killed

12. Dogs are allowed but must be controlled

13. Dates and times will be posted on the website. We will be checking to make sure work days are complete. If you do not complete your work days and choose to hunt, or if you choose to hunt outside of specified days and times, you will be called in front of the board and membership may be lost. Newark Sportsmen’s Club Board and members work hard to make it enjoyable. Please keep it that way.

Check hunter's board before entering the woods!

2020 Hunter Safety Class

If you are interested in the Hunter Safety Course please call contact Ken Lindstrom at (815) 210-4995, email Here or contact Dave Buesing at (708) 514-1354, email Here.

Saturday there will be a lunch break of approximately one half to one hour. Lunch is not served so either bring one from home or the closest food option is the Subway in Newark located at the BP or there is also the County Kitchen. Plano also has fast food restaurants.

These classes fill up fast and these are the only dates we are scheduling. Do not wait until the last minute to sign up. There are approximately 50 spots per class.

2020 Class Dates

This is a two-day class. The first day is on Thursday night from 6pm - 9pm the second day of the class is on Saturday from 8am - 4pm.

June 04, 2020 and June 06, 2020

August 13, 2020 and August 15, 2020