Applications for 2021 Firearm and Muzzleloader Deer Permit Lotteries are open!
Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
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Site Specific Regulations
- All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter
- Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site
- Only shotguns may be used for hunting
- Hunters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
- In the event of threatening conditions, this area may be temporarily closed.
- Species-specific rules:
- Deer hunting not permitted
- Turkey hunting not permitted
2020 Waterfowl Hunting Procedures:
- Blind stakes will be randomly chosen in a drive through contactless manner by site staff one hour prior to shooting time.
- A harvest card will be given to each hunting group chosen.
- Hunting groups will self check out at the ramp by placing their harvest card in the check-out box near check station.
- Waterfowl hunting will be allowed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and State holidays during the Central Zone duck season with hours being between legal opening time and 1 pm
- Goose hunting is not permitted prior to or after duck season
- Teal hunting is not permitted prior to duck season
- Blind sites are allocated by daily draw, conducted 1 hour before shooting time at the check station
- Sites not claimed during the draw will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis until 10 am, but additional entry into the hunting area will be prohibited until 1 hour after shooting time.
- Hunters may register as parties for the drawing. Each party drawn is allowed to select a blind site, in the order drawn. Only those hunters registered as a party at the drawing will be allowed to hunt with their party.
- No more than 3 hunters per blind.
- Hunting is from portable boat blinds secured and anchored within 10 yards of the appropriate blind site. Blind sites are designated by numbered signs
- Boats must be at least 16 feet overall length and have a minimum 60″ beam
- Each hunting party is required to use at least 6 decoys which must be picked up immediately after the hunt
- Upon vacating blind sites, all hunters must report to the check station within one hour and report harvest
- Squirrel hunting not permitted.
- Rabbit hunting not permitted.
- Upland bird hunting not permitted.
- Furbearer trapping not permitted.
- Furbearer hunting not permitted.
- Boat ramp