ILLINOIS REGISTER 7443
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
A) Blind sites shall be allocated by a daily drawing to be conducted at
4:30 a.m. Blind sites not selected during the drawing (or in the
event that personnel are not available to conduct drawing) shall be
allocated on a first come-first served basis until one hour before
shooting time; and then after 9:00 a.m. All hunters must register
before entering the hunting area. Hunting hours end at 1:00 p.m.;
all hunters must be off the water or out of the field by 2:30 p.m.
B) Upon vacating their blinds, all hunters must place their completed
harvest cards in the collection box located at the boat ramp or site
C) There will be duly posted waterfowl refuges. These areas shall be
closed to all boat traffic and boat fishing during the waterfowl
D) No more than 4 persons shall occupy a blind at one time.
E) The west arm of the lake shall be closed to all waterfowl hunting.
F) Blind sites shall be determined by the Department of Natural
Resources and marked with numbered stakes. When it is deemed
necessary, the Department shall remove, move or close blind sites
in order to carry out the operations of the overall management
G) Hunters wishing to move to another vacant blind location may do
so on a first come-first served basis, providing they include the
blind change on the harvest card and report their kill for each
blind. If hunters do not occupy the stake they have drawn by legal
shooting time, they forfeit the right to the staked hunting location.
H) Access to water blind sites shall be by boat only and from the east
side boat ramps. Access to land sites shall be by walk-in only and
from nearby hunter parking lots. No parking is allowed along
I) All water hunting must be from one portable blind or one anchored
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