ILLINOIS REGISTER 7420
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
and Godar Waterfowl Rest Areas, which reopen to hunting the day after
regular duck season closes.
7) No more than 4 persons shall occupy a blind at one time, except on the
statewide Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day, as authorized in Section
590.15(f), 5 persons may occupy a blind at one time only if the party is
comprised of 2 youth hunters, their non-hunting parents and one non-hunting
8) Blind sites shall be allocated for a period of one year unless otherwise
noted in parentheses under subsection (a).
9) During duck season, blinds not claimed by the builder or partners by one
hour before hunting time shall be assigned by a drawing at this time and
during the hours from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., except at Marshall State
Fish and Wildlife Area and Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area, any
blinds left unclaimed after completion of the daily drawing will be
assigned on a first come-first served basis up to 30 minutes after the
drawing and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and except at Batchtown,
Calhoun Point, Glades, Godar-Diamond, Horseshoe Lake State Park
(Madison County) and Stump Lake (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) after which time
the area shall be closed to additional hunters.
10) Previous year's blind builders shall have until 7 days after the next
allocation period drawing to salvage materials from their blinds, except as
listed in parentheses under subsection (a). After this date, all materials
become the property of the new blind builder or the Department.
11) For those sites listed in this subsection that have 3 year blind allocation
periods, re-registration of blind sites during the non-draw years must be
accomplished in person during a publicly announced period. Failure to re-register
during the prescribed period will result in the loss of blind site.
Registrants must present current year's Illinois hunting license and State
waterfowl stamp for each blind builder. Blinds not re-registered will be
allocated by a drawing. No waterfowl blind may be removed until after
the close of the waterfowl season.
c) Violation of this Section is a petty offense (see 520 ILCS 5/2.20).
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