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Public Duck and Goose Hunting Area Permit First Lottery Begins August 16!

Meredosia Lake

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 690
  • Habitat: Backwaters of the Illinois River. Active habitat management may be occurring throughout the year on the site.

Site Specific Regulations


  • Deer hunting not permitted.


  • Turkey hunting not permitted.


  • Teal Season and Early Canada Goose
    • Hunters may hunt anywhere on public water except the waterfowl rest areas.
  • Youth Waterfowl Season
    • Hunters must hunt from a constructed blind on site.
  • Duck Season
    • Hunting ends at 1 p.m. during the Central Zone duck season
    • Hunters must hunt from constructed blinds.
    • Blinds are allocated via public drawing held in odd numbered years. Time and location of drawing will be publicly announced.
  • Goose Season
    • During the goose season that follows the regular duck season, hunters may hunt any public water except the waterfowl rest areas.
    • Hours of statewide regulations apply.
  • Conservation Order Light Geese Season
    • Hunters may hunt anywhere on public water.


  • Squirrel/rabbit hunting not permitted.

Upland Birds

  • Upland bird hunting not permitted.


  • Furbearer hunting/trapping not permitted.


  • None