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Henderson Creek SFWA

2021-2022 Season

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Location: 2.5 miles south of Oquawka, IL


Description: 2,462 total acres in size. 913 acre refuge located on northern half of site. 

Available species:

Species 

Season

Hours

Special Regulations

Duck

Statewide 

Statewide until 1:00 p.m.

See Area Regulations  

Goose

Statewide

Statewide until 1:00 p.m.

Allowed only during the Central Zone duck season.

Deer – Archery Only

Statewide

Statewide

Statewide

 

SITE REGULATIONS – GENERAL:

  1. All hunters are required to obtain a Free “Site Windshield Card” online at the IDNR website; https://dnr2.illinois.gov/windshieldcard/ This card must be visible through the vehicle windshield and the pocket portion in your possession while hunting.
  2. All statewide regulations apply unless there are more restrictive site-specific regulations.
  3. Walk-in hunting only. Access from hunter parking lot located at the south end of the site.
  4. Hunting parties must remain a minimum of 200 yards apart.
  5. Hunters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 years or older).

SITE REGULATIONS – WATERFOWL:

  1. Waterfowl hunters are required to hunt over a minimum of 12 decoys.
  2. Only non-toxic shot can be used. No other shotgun shells loaded with lead shot may be in possession.

SITE REGULATIONS – ARCHERY DEER:

  1. It is unlawful to construct or use any tree stand that utilizes nails, screws, wire, or any device that pierces or cuts the bark of the tree on which it is installed. Any tree stand must be portable and must be removed from the tree at the end of the day's hunt. 

For more information, please contact the Site Superintendent at Big River State Forest, RR1 Box 118 Keithsburg, IL 61442. 309-374-2496​




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.