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Footville Wildlife Area

Footville Wildlife Area currently consists of several small state-owned or eased scattered wildlife land parcels (529 acres) and over 8,500 acres of leased land located between the city of Evansville and the village of Footville in northwestern Rock County. This public hunting ground stretches over portions of Plymouth, Union, Porter, Spring Valley, Center and Magnolia townships. The leased parcels exist primarily due to the cooperation of many private landowners, who have allowed public hunting on their land for over six decades. Please be on your best behavior when using their property and respect landowner rights!

The area is dominated by cropland with wooded and grassy tracts found throughout. Common game species include pheasants, doves, deer, cottontail rabbits and turkeys.

Management Objectives

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.


The Footville Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Hiking (no designated trail);
  • Hunting;
  • Trapping; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


Download maps of this property — Northern Units [PDF], Southern Units [PDF]

Explore nearby leased private properties for hunting — Rock County Voluntary Public Access 

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.


Find out more about how to adopt this wildlife area.