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Double T State Fish and Wildlife Area

2020-2021 Season


2020 Waterfowl Season Updates:

  • Any permit hunters will select their hunting stake or pit per the number they were assigned and will be handed a harvest card on their permit by 4:30 AM.  
  • After permit hunters show up for the day, we will assign the remaining blinds in a drive through contactless fashion, hand the hunting party a harvest card and they also will self check out at the main office.  
  • All parties are REQUIRED to wear a mask at time of check in.


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

Description: 1,961 acres. As time and budget allow, this area is targeted for restoration activities and enhancement of wildlife habitat.​


DuckCentral 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 SeasonStatewide
Stakes or pits allocated on a first come-first served basis;
See Waterfowl rules below
Dove Sept 1. - 30 Sept 1 - 5 Sunrise to noon; A drawing will be held 1 hour before sunrise at teh site office 
Sept 6 - 30 Statewide
Non-toxic shot only; 


  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 specfic rules
  • Duck Permit
    1. Duck permits are allocated by drawing.  Applicants must apply online
    2. Open every Wednesday, Saturday adn 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 guest
    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


For further information please contact: Rice Lake, 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.