Club member drawing for Deer and raccoon hunting privilege held September 9th. The winners for deer hunting were Dave Lockhart and Kevin McDaniel. The winner for raccoon hunting was Levi Lewis.

Gate key changes are here. Coleta Sportsmenís Club has installed electronic lock systems on the two entrance gates to Club property. These locks utilize a swipe type of pass card and became active on January 31st 2018. For questions please contact: Dave Lockhart @ 815-499-2025

Membership dues have changed.. Membership dues for 2018 will be $60. The increase was voted in at our November 20th meeting. There will also be a change in how members access club property, details to be released at a later date.

Archery Novelty shot for 2018 season!  The Archery committee will continue it's novelty money shot for our 3D shoot participants.  It's a dollar a shot for a chance to win half the accumulated pot.  All you have to do is prove your shooting prowess by shooting through rows of pine trees at an undisclosed 3D target in an open field and hit a small nickel size orange sticker that's located in the center of the 11 ring.

Hunting Regulations

Due to the rise of membership, safety, liability and last but not least wildlife conservation, a six member Wildlife Management Committee was formed to impose certain regulations on the club property.  After long deliberation, the Wildlife Management Committee presented the Board of Directors with their proposal and the Board voted in favor of the proposal.  Listed below are the new regulations to be followed by all members.

These rules are in addition to all IDNR rules and regulations.

Upland Game Regulations

(Squirrel, Rabbit and Cock Pheasant are the only small game allowed to be hunted on Club Property)

  • One Cock Pheasant per member per day (existing regulation)
  • Hunters must sign in and out at box located in NE Corner of Archery Clubhouse parking lot.

Deer and Coon Hunting Regulations

  • Two drawings will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday of our last 3D shoot.
  • Only members in Good Standing are allowed to enter the drawings. Members may enter the Deer Hunt drawing, the Coon Hunt drawing or both.
  • Members can enter their name during the 3D Shoots, during Trap Shoots, during Skeet Shoots or by contacting Kevin Cook directly.
  • *One person will be drawn to hunt deer on the East side of the creak.
  • *One person will be drawn to hunt deer on the West side of the creak. *(only 1 deer per hunter is allowed regardless if harvested with bow or gun or number of permits held)
  • #One person will be drawn to hunt coon, no dogs allowed. #(person drawn for the coon hunting for the season will be allowed to bring two additional members when coon hunting)

Misc. Regulations

  • No dog training or hunting in restricted area, (North East corner of Club, but North edge of pond is not restricted).  This is the newly selected habitat area where switch grass and trees will be planted starting in the spring of 2007.  This area will be reserved for wildlife year around.  To eliminate confusion the restricted area will be posted when work is started.

Rule Reminders

When using the pistol rifle range, all targets must be placed within 10 yards of back stop (old dam). This rule was voted in do to ricochets going over the backstop while members are mowing and using the grounds. These ricochets could also travel onto adjoining properties.

Our rifle, muzzleloader and pistol ranges will be closed during scheduled 3D archery shoots. Also no fishing will be allowed during these shoots. Fishing and shooting can resume after approximately 6:00 PM. These restrictions are for the safety of our guests and members alike.

Only club members may use club facilities and grounds except during public events. A member is allowed to invite an individual to accompany him or her on club properties once for the purpose of recruiting new members. Afterward he or she will be required to join in order to access club properties.

Please abide by these rules, violation of the above rules could void your membership.

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