IDNR Adds Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities in Central Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has secured several waterfowl hunting sites in Macoupin, Sangamon, and Schuyler counties through its Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP).
Open to the public from November 1 through December 31, these sites are on private land leased by IRAP. Each site can accommodate up to four hunters in a group and can be hunted for five consecutive days.
In order to take advantage of one of these sites, hunters must first complete an application and send it to the IRAP program. Lotteries will be held at least weekly to fill each site. Successful applicants will be mailed their waterfowl site permits and other information about the location.
The waterfowl sites in Macoupin County already have blinds established. Dogs are welcome, but no boats or ATVs may be used. Sites can be reserved with an application found online at this link: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/IRAP/Pages/Waterfowl-Hunting.aspx