Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area - Marshall Unit Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
Location: Marshall County; Headquarters located 5 miles south of Lacon on State Rt. 26, or 30 miles north of Peoria on Route 26.
Description: Approximately 3,000 acres of Illinois River backwaters related to waterfowl management at the Marshall Unit.
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Hunters must obtain a free site permit online from www.dnr.illlinois.gov. Navigate to "hunting/trapping" and then "public hunting areas". Proceed to "Free Site Hunting Permit (Windshield Card) and select "New Self-issued Windshield Card" tab under the "Upland/Forest Game (and Dog Training ) column. Complete all fields as necessary and print Windshield Card and accompanying pocket card. This permit (your windshield card) must be displayed under the vehicle windshield, face up, with the permit number visible and the pocket card portion in your possession while hunting at the site. Hunters must report their annual harvest Online (even if you did not hunt) by February 15, 2014. Hunters shall forfeit hunting privileges at the site for the following year if they fail to report by the prescribed deadline.
Other Facilities Available: Camping, Picnicking, Hiking, and Fishing. See Main Area Fact Sheet for upland hunting information.
Note: LOW WATER conditions due to siltation of the Illinois River backwaters may make access to certain blinds difficult or nearly impossible during segments of the waterfowl season. Please note that airboats, hovercraft, etc. are not allowed at this site. Shallow-water drive or "mud motors" are recommended when conditions warrant. Further information on water levels and blind accessibility can be obtained from the site office.
For further information, contact: Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area, 236 State Route 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.