Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area - Duck Ranch Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
2012 - 2013 Season
Location: Marshall/Putnam Counties, east side of Illinois River; directly east and south of the City of Henry and State Rt. 18.
Description: The 356-acre Duck Ranch Unit is a mixture of Illinois River floodplain forest, lake and ponds. The property was acquired by the IDNR on January 1, 2001. The goal of the waterfowl management scheme is to balance hunting opportunities while providing waterfowl resting areas.
|Species||Seasons||Hunting Hours||Bag Limits|
|Waterfowl||Central Zone||Legal Opening to 1:00 pm, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun.||Statewide|
|Early Goose||Central Zone||Legal Opening to 1:00 pm||Statewide|
|Teal||Central Zone||Legal Opening to Sunset||Statewide|
|Late Goose||Central Zone||Legal Opening to 1:00 pm||Statewide|
|Deer (Archery)||** Special||Statewide||Statewide|
|Turkey (Archery)||** Special - Fall||Statewide||Statewide|
|Spring Turkey||See Spring Turkey Fact Sheet||Statewide||Statewide|
seasons will be opened one day after the conclusion of duck season. Deer and
Turkey archery seasons will also be open from legal opening to seven (7) days
prior to opening of duck season.
Area Regulations - Waterfowl
Site Regulation - Forest Game
Site Regulations - General
Other Facilities Available: Duck Ranch Unit- None; however, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing are available elsewhere at MSFWA (headquarters located 5 miles south of Lacon on State Rt. 26).
Note: Blinds at the Duck Ranch may be accessed by motorboat via the Illinois River (a trip of 5-10 minutes from the City of Henry marina) followed by a few minute walk; or by foot via a 3/4-1 mile sand trail from a parking lot on site. Further information on blind accessibility can be obtained from the MSFWA office.
For further information, contact: Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area, 236 State Rt. 26, Lacon, IL 61540; Telephone: 309/246-8351.
Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067, TTY 217/782-9175.