IRAP is leasing property from private landowners for WATERFOWL HUNTING, to include duck and goose hunting, for the general public. Illinois is in the middle of the Mississippi flyaway – making for great waterfowl hunting opportunities! So what are you waiting for? Get registered, make a reservation, pack up your gun, shells and decoys and find a hunting partner to do the same. Oh…and don’t forget your waders!
There is limited availability for hunting sites. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sites are only available in MACOUPIN County where there are three 4-man blinds IRAP Waterfowl game Site Map
- Participants must first apply for a site/dates to hunt
- For Foot Traffic Only.
- No boats or ATVs.
- Dogs are allowed and must be kept in close range of the hunter.
- Illinois Hunting Rules and Regulations must be followed.
- Decoys can be left during your entire reservation period (up to 5 consecutive days).
How It Works
A participant must first complete an APPLICATION
and mail it in to IRAP at least 21 days before the hunt dates requested.
Each hunting site has a blind that can accommodate a group of four hunters.
If sending in as a group, each individual hunter must fill out an application, sign the liability waiver, and send in all the group’s applications together.
If a child is accompanying an adult, they too must register and have a liability waiver signed.
IRAP access is provided through cooperation of private landowners
and the IL Dept. of Natural Resources.
Participating is this program is a special privilege.
Please be respectful, ethical and safe.
Leave site as you found it. Take ALL garbage with you.
Park vehicle in designated parking area.