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Henderson Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 800
  • Habitat: This bottomland lies adjacent to the Mississippi River in what once was leveed farmland. It is now comprised of surface water.
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  • Printable Map

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of windshield card, displayed on vehicle dashboard, to report hunting effort and harvest by 15 February.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Deer hunting not permitted

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted

Waterfowl

  • Access from hunter parking lot located at south end of the site
  • Duck
    • Statewide regulations
    • Duck hunting allowed from legal opening time to 1 pm
    • Allowed only during Central Zone duck season
  • Goose
    • Statewide regulations
    • Goose hunting allowed from legal opening time to 1 pm
    • Allowed only during Central Zone duck season
  • Waterfowl hunting parties must remain a minimum of 200 yards apart.
  • Waterfowl hunters are required to hunt over a minimum of 12 decoys.
  • Only non-toxic shot may be used. Only shotgun shells loaded with non-toxic shot may be in possession.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Squirrel hunting not permitted
  • Rabbits
    • Rabbit hunting not permitted

Upland Birds

  • Upland bird hunting not permitted

Furbearers

  • Trapping
    • Furbearer trapping not permitted
  • Hunting
    • Furbearer hunting not permitted

Amenities

  • None