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Events at Pere Marquette

Upcoming events scheduled for Pere Marquette SP (if any) are listed below.​​

Highlight: Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days​​ (please note this contains date for 2020/2021 Bald Eagle tours, we have cancelled all in person tours due to COVID)

If you are interested in pursuing your own personalized tour, please call Site Interpreter Kayla at 618-786-3323 ext.22 or email her at Kayla.Alexander@illinois.gov

Below is a document containing all of the best Bald Eagle destinations in Calhoun county Illinois

Bald Eagle Calhoun tour.pdf

Pere Marquette State Park to host Youth Wingshooting Clinic March 6th, 2021


Apply Now for Pere Marquette Youth Wingshooting Clinic and Pheasant Hunt

Event to be held March 6th at Pere Marquette State Park


GRAFTON, IL – Young hunters between the ages of 10-17 can apply now for the Pere Marquette Youth Wingshooting Clinic and Pheasant Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at Pere Marquette State Park in Jersey Co.

The Pere Marquette Youth Clinic and Hunt have been popular late winter/early spring additions to the IDNR Wingshooting and Youth Pheasant Hunting Programs.  Most youth pheasant hunting opportunities are offered at IDNR Controlled Pheasant Hunting Areas in the fall or early winter.

On March 6th, young hunters will participate in a wingshooting clinic during the morning.  National Sporting Clays Association/IDNR Certified Wingshooting Instructors will teach the wingshooting clinic.  Young hunters will advance their wingshooting skills while practicing safe shotgun handling and operation during the clinic.  The pheasant hunt will take place during the afternoon.  Young hunters must have successfully completed an approved Hunter Safety Course and have a valid hunting license to participate.

Pere Marquette - view of Illinois River
Pere Marquette Lodge