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Anderson Lake

2019-2020 Season


Location: 11 miles north of Browning, immediately off Route 100. 

Description: 2,247 total acres.

Turkey (gun) Spring Statewide Statewide
Turkey (bow) Fall Statewide Statewide
Squirrel Statewide Statewide Statewide
Dove Statewide #5 Upland #5 Upland
Quail Statewide Statewide Statewide
Rabbit Statewide Statewide Statewide
Deer-Bow & Arrow
Statewide Statewide #4 Upland
Raccoon, Opossum, & Crow From close of waterfowl to
statewide ending
Statewide Statewide
Woodcock, Snipe, & Rail Legal opening to 5 days before waterfowl season Statewide Statewide
Coyote Same as statewide Fox season Statewide Statewide
Gray/Red Fox From close of waterfowl to
statewide ending
Statewide Statewide
Trapping From close of waterfowl to
statewide ending
Statewide Statewide
Duck Statewide Legal opening to 1:00 PM Statewide
Youth Waterfowl  Statewide Legal opening to 1:00 PM    Statewide 
Goose Early & during duck season only Statewide Statewide
Teal Early Statewide #4 Waterfowl


  1. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of Anderson Lake SFWA.
  2. It will be unlawful to possess or consume alcoholic beverages while hunting in the area.
  3. Hunters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


  1. All hunters are required to check in and out at the sign in box of check station.
  2. All hunting will be by shotgun or bow and arrow (except for night furbearer . 22 rimfire is allowed)
  3. Deer hunters will have access limited to river or walk in only during the waterfowl season. Lake access will be prohibited.
  4. Any tree stand must be portable and must be removed from the tree at the end of the day's hunt. Deer Bow and Arrow does not close during firearm deer season, Blaze Orange clothing is required.
  5. Only steel shot, size 6 or smaller may be used for dove hunting. Shooting hours are noon until 5pm, Sept. 1 through Sept. 5, Statewide hours after that. Electronic trolling motors only, except where posted.
  6. Hunters engaged in quail, rabbit, and pheasant hunting must wear a cap and upper garment of blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.
  7. Turkey-Spring firearm is permitted. Archery ONLY in the Fall. Statewide seasons, hours and permits apply. High water may result in closing the area to all hunting, especially Spring Turkey hunting.


  1. All hunting will be from registered blinds and staked sites. Hunters must occupy sites within (1) hour after registering at the check station. All hunting will cease at 1:00 PM.
  2. Upon vacating the blind sites, hunters must report to the check station within (1) hour. Hunters are required to check self out and record harvest at the box located outside of office.
  3. All parties must hunt over a minimum of 12 decoys of at least standard size.
  4. The site will be open to any early teal and goose hunting seasons, where posted, that occur before duck season and closed for any seasons that occur after duck season.
  5. The lake will be closed to boating and boat fishing 7 days prior to and including the regular waterfowl season, except for legal waterfowl hunting. Except where posted, electronic trolling motors only.
  6. Early goose and teal hunters are not restricted to blind sites.
  7. All hunters using this area must report to the check station to complete information cards and/or participate in draw for blind before procedding to sites.
  8. Registered builders (or partners desiring to claim their blinds) must report to the check station at least one (1) hour prior to shooting time each day. Blinds not claimed, West Point Waterfowl Unit Walk-In, or Boat Blind Sites will be assigned by daily draw. Up to 11:00 AM.
  9. For more information on West Point Waterfowl Area contact Site Office

OTHER FACILITIES: Camping, picnicking, boating, and fishing.

For more information, please contact: the Site Superintendent at: 547 N IL 100 Highway, Astoria, IL 61501 (309/759-4484)

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.