Hunter Fact Sheet
The Kickapoo State Recreation Area is located 1 mile east of Oakwood in central
Description: Waterfowl hunting is permitted on Clear Lake (38 .0 acres),
Long Lake (56.6 acres) and Sportsmen's Lake (20.0 acres).
Seven week days of Nov. Goose Season.
No weekend hunting.
Legal Opening to 1:00 P.M
Other Facilities Available: Camping, Picnicking, Hiking, and Fishing.
See Main Area Fact Sheet for other hunting information.
- Waterfowl hunting sites
are awarded by daily draw.
- Check Station will be
unmanned. All Hunters are required to sign-in, select blind location, obtain
harvest report card and return card at the end of the days hunt, then sign-out.
Blind availability will be first come first serve. Sign-in card will be available
at Kickapoo State Recreation Area Maintenance Shed.
- It shall be unlawful
to claim or attempt to claim any staked blind site which is legally occupied
and or harassing in any manner, the occupants of a blind site which has been
- All hunting will be from
portable blinds or boat blinds, and hunters must occupy staked blind sites
within one hour after registering at check station. No more than (4) hunters
per boat blind. Boat blinds or portable blinds must be within 10 feet of staked
- All hunting will end
at 1:00 P.M. daily.
- All parties must hunt
over a minimum of (12) decoys, which must be removed upon termination of day's
- Hunters under 16 years
must be accompanied by an adult of legal age.
- It shall be unlawful
to possess or consume alcoholic beverages while hunting on this area.
- There is an electric
trolling motor limit on this area.
- Blind material must be
brought in and taken out each day. No vegetation may be cut at the site.
- Hunters wishing to move
to another blind location may do so on a first come first serve basis, provided
they include the blind change on the harvest card and report their harvest
for each blind. If hunters do not occupy the stake they have drawn by legal
shooting time, they forfeit the right to hunt at the stake location.
For further information,
contact: Kickapoo State Recreation Area (217) 442-4915. For general information about hunting regulations and applications please click
Equal opportunity to participate
in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resource (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 sources civil rights office and /or the Equal Employment
Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield. IL. 62702;
217-785-0067, TTY 217-782-9175.