Mississippi River Pools Hunter Fact Sheets
Mississippi River Pools 21, 22, & 24
2012 - 2013 Season
The area is comprised of the navigation pools of the Mississippi River formed by Dams, 24, 22, and 21. There is no Dam 23. This river reach is composed of private properties, federal lands owned by the USACOE, managed by the IDNR and also, land and water areas owned by the National Wildlife Refuge System which contains more restrictive hunting and trapping regulations.
LOCATION: On the Illinois side of the Mississippi River from Clarksville, MO (Dam 24) to Meyer, IL (Dam 20).
DESCRIPTION: Huntable Acres: 24,878 (primarily islands). Within these pools are islands, bays, and potholes. Private inholdings exist within these pools. Not all public areas are designated by signage. Refer to accompanying maps
SEASONS, HOURS, LIMITS:
|SPECIES||SEASON||HOURS||SPECIAL RULES/PERMITS *|
|Waterfowl||Statewide||Statewide (Pool 21)**||Registered blind hunting only *** (EXCEPT for early Canada Goose and Teal seasons).|
|Furbearers||Statewide||Statewide||State regulations - **** See Below for Quincy Bay Exception|
* The Quincy Bay waterfowl management unit (Pool 21) is closed to all access from 2 P.M. - 4 A.M. during the regular duck season (see map)
**Shooting hours end in Blinds 1 - 25 at 1:00 p.m. daily in Pool 21 during duck season only.
*** Hunting allowed from portable blinds or anchored boats, in Illinois waters, maintaining >200 yard intervals at the following locations:
Pool 21 - west of Long Island (river mile 332.5 -340.5)
Pool 22 - west of Ward Island (river mile 314.0 - 324.0)
Pool 24 - west of Denmark island (river mile 291.0 - 294.5)
**** The Quincy Bay waterfowl management unit is closed to trapping during the regular duck season.
AREA REGULATIONS: (Click Here for Additional Waterfowl Regulations)
OTHER SITE FACILITIES: Fishing and boating.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON POOLS 21, 22, AND 24, CONTACT: District Wildlife Biologist, 1252 W. Washington, Pittsfield, IL 62363. Telephone (217) 285-2221.
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.