Hunter Fact Sheet
- 2013 Season
County; Headquarters located 5.5 miles north of Spring Bay on State Rt. 26,
or 12 miles south of Lacon, IL off State Rt. 26.
hunting is permitted on two backwater lakes of the Illinois River: Goose Lake;
and the upper part of Upper Peoria Lake. Total area: 2,900 acres -- 1,200 acres
for waterfowl hunting; 1,200 acres set aside as waterfowl refuge.
to 1:00 PM
Other Facilities Available:
Camping, Picnicking, Hiking, and Fishing. See Main Area Fact Sheet for upland
- Waterfowl hunting sites
are awarded by annual draw.
- All hunters using this
area must report to check station to fill out information cards and turn in
hunting licenses or Firearms Owners Identification Card.
- Awarded blind builders
desiring to claim their blinds must report to the check station at least one
(1) hour before opening shooting hour each day. Blinds not claimed by annual
blind builders at this hour will be assigned by draw. Hunters missing this
drawing will have a thirty minute grace period from the draw time to claim
any unclaimed blind. A second standby drawing will be held from 8 - 11:00
am, after which time the waterfowl area is closed to further entry.
- All hunting will be
from registered blinds and hunters must occupy blinds within one (1) hour
- All hunting will cease
at 1:00 PM.
- Upon vacating a blind,
hunters must report to check station within one (1) hour. Ducks, geese, and/or
coots bagged must be checked in, at which time licenses will be returned.
- All parties must hunt
over a minimum of twelve (12) decoys, which must be removed upon termination
- At no time are hunters
permitted to enter designated waterfowl refuges or rest areas.
- Hunters 16 years of
age and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- No more than four (4)
persons shall occupy a blind at one time.
- Severe weather and safety
conditions can result in closing all or part of Woodford State Fish &
- Steel shot is required
on this area.
- It shall be unlawful
to possess or consume alcoholic beverages, including wine and beer, while
hunting on the area.
For further information,
contact: Woodford State Fish & Wildlife Area, 2009 Rt. 26, Low Point,
IL 61545; Telephone: 309/822-8861.
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; 217/785-0067,