Double T State Fish and Wildlife Area

2022-2023 Season


Location: 9 miles west of Canton on Route 9, turn right onto N County Hwy 22.

Description: 1,961 acres. As time and budget allow, this area is targeted for restoration activities and enhancement of wildlife habitat.Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year on the site.

Available Game Species:




Special Regulations


Central Zone Season

Legal opening to 1:00 p.m.

Duck permits are allocated by drawing;
See Waterfowl rules below

Late Goose/Conservation Order Light Goose

Central Zone Season


Stakes or pits allocated on a first come-first served basis;
See Waterfowl rules below


Sept 1 - 30

Sept 1 - 5 Sunrise to noon; A drawing will be held 1 hour before sunrise at the site office 
Sept 6 - 30 Statewide

Non-toxic shot only; 

 ​Rabbit​ Feb 1-15​ Statewide

​ Non-toxic shot only;               Check-in/Check-out




See Trapping regulations below


Hunting Regulations:

  1. All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter
  2. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of the lake.  
  3. It will be unlawful to possess or consume alcoholic beverages while hunting in the area.
  4. Species specific rules:


  • Duck Permit
  1. Duck permits are allocated by drawing.  Applicants must apply online
  2. Open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Central Zone duck season
  3. 6 permits available per day
  4. Daily drawing for hunt location held at Rice Lake SFWA check station at 4:30 a.m.; after that time permits are void and standby hunters may enter drawing 
  5. Hunting from stakes or pits only
  6. Hunters will be assigned sites next to numbered stakes/blinds/pits
  7. Hunters must park as assigned
    • Stake/Blind/Pit 1-Lot 1
    • 2/4-Lot 2/4
    • 3-Lot 3
    • 5-Lot 5
    • 5-Lot 6
    • 7-Lot 7
    • 8-Lot 8
    • 9-Lot 9


  8. Hunters walk-in assigned sites and must hunt within 10 feet of assigned stake.  Hunters may not move from assigned stake to other stakes
  9. Permit holders may bring up to 3 guests
  10. All hunting will cease at 1 p.m.
  11. Hunters must self check-out at the box on the site
  12. All use other than permit hunting is prohibited from October 1 through the close of the Central Zone Duck Season
  • Late Goose, Conservation Order Light Goose
  1. Statewide hours; opens the day after the close of the Central Zone Duck Season
  2. Hunters must check-in/check-out at the self-check box on the site
  3. Hunting from stakes or pits only; 4 persons per stake
  4. Hunters cannot check in before 5:00 a.m. the day of the hunt
  5. Stakes or pits allocated on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • Statewide regulations
  • A site permit is required and must be in possession while trapping on the area.
  • Trappers must stay within assigned areas.
  • No trapping is permitted in sub-impoundments or designated waterfowl management units during duck season.
  • A drawing shall be held prior to the opening of the season. The date of the drawing shall be announced by the Department by public announcement here and the drawing shall be held at the site. Persons participating in the drawing must have either a current or previous year trapping license. The number of permits per site shall be determined pursuant to 17 Ill. Adm. Code 510.20. Permit applicants must submit name and address to the site prior to drawing.
  • Only Egg Traps®, D-P (Dog-Proof) Traps®, Lil Grizz Get’rz®, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design may be used for land sets.
  • Only body-gripping traps with a jaw spread of 5 inches or less, foothold traps with a jaw spread of 4.5 inches or less, and square body gripping traps with a 10-inch jaw spread may be used for water sets.
  • Snares may be used for water sets.
  • .22 caliber or smaller rimfire firearms permitted unless otherwise specified

Other Facilities: Fishing

For further information please contact: Rice Lake SFWA, 19721 N. US 24, Canton, IL 61520 (309) 647-9184

Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source’s civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702; (217)785-0067; TTY (217)782-9175.