Location: Bureau County, adjacent to the town of
DePue, off Illinois Route 29.
Description: Three - I Basin is a man-made, perched impoundment.
Blinds are built by site personnel and are allocated daily, one hour before
Zone; See # 1 and 2
opening until 1:00 pm
All regulations found in
the Illinois Wildlife Code, Federal Regulations and Administrative Orders will
apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
Special Area Regulations:
- Access to blind sites is boat-in only.
No vehicle or walk-in access from DePue.
- No teal or early Canada goose seasons. Open for goose hunting
during any Canada goose season after the regular duck season closes.
- Any special or extended waterfowl seasons outside of the regular
duck season will be announced.
- All hunters using this area must report to the Lake DePue check
station before entering the hunting area.
- All six blinds shall be allocated by daily draw.
- No vehicles allowed. Walk in access only.
- All hunting from registered blinds only. No more than four (4)
persons shall occupy a blind.
- For the purpose of hunting, no person will move from his assigned
blind site to another unless reassigned by an authorized Department of
Natural Resources representative.
- All parties are required to report to the check station within one
(1) hour after termination of the hunt or no later than 2:00pm.
Hunting Regulations -
- All parties must hunt over a minimum of twelve (12) decoys.
- Severe weather and safety conditions may result in closing all or
part of the site.
- Hunters under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
It Shall Be Unlawful:
For further information
contact: Site Superintendent -
Donnelley / DePue; P.O. Box 52; DePue, IL 61322
- For any person to consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs
or to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the area
for the purpose of hunting.
- To perform any weed and/or brush control around any blind without
prior approval from an authorized Department of Natural Resources
- To enter any waterfowl refuge unless given permission from an
authorized Department of Natural Resources representative.
- While attempting to take migratory waterfowl or coots to have in
possession any shotgun shells not approved as non-toxic by federal
- To possess any shotgun shell loaded with a shot size larger than
steel T or BBB in other kinds of non-toxic shot while attempting to take
waterfowl in Illinois.
Phone: (815) 447-2353