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Double T State Fish and Wildlife Area

2019-2020 Season


Location: 9 miles west of Canton on Route 9, turn right onto County Road 22H.

Description: 1,961 acres. As time and budget allow, this area is targeted for restoration activities and enhancement of wildlife habitat.​


Duck Statewide Legal opening to 1:00 p.m. Central Zone Season
Goose Statewide Legal opening to 1:00 p.m. Central Zone Season
Dove Sept 1. - 30 Sept 1 - 5 Sunrise to noon 
Sept 6 - 30 Statewide
Drawing Quota (for first 5 days)


  1. Severe weather and safety conditions can result in closing all or part of the lake.  
  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. Hunting shall be within 10 feet of assigned stake only.
  2. No moving from assigned stake to other staked sites.
  3. Hunters must park within designated parking only.
  4. No motorized vehicles in fields.
  5. Following completion of hunting, harvest cards must be filled out and places in hunter harvest box.
  6. Hunting is allowed Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday only, during Central Zone Duck and Goose Season.
  7. Hunting hours are from legal opening until 1:00pm
  8. Hunters are restricted to possession of (5) five shot shells per goose in daily bag limit when duck season is closed, (25) twenty five shot shell possession when goose season and duck season are concurrent.
  9. No fishing from October 1 through April 1st.
  10. At no time are hunters permitted to enter the waterfowl refuge unless given permission by Department personnel in charge of this area.
  11. Drawings will be held at the Rick Lake check station at 4:30am on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays.
  12. Hunters with a reservation can bring up to 3 partners (hunters or non-hunters). There is no charge for hunting at Double T.

Stake 1 - Parking Lot A
Stake 2 - Parking Lot A
Stake 3 - Parking Lot C
Stake 4 - Park ing Lot B
Stake 5 - Parking Lot D
Stake 6 - Parking Lot E


  1. Site specific regulations apply. Please contact the office for further information.
  2. Dove hunting is steel shot only, size 6 or smaller. A drawing will be held 1 hour before sunrise at the site office if there are more hunters than can be accommodated for the first 5 days of dove season. After the first 5 days, statewide regualtion apply.


For further information please contact: Rice Lake, 19721 N. US 24, Canton, IL 61520 (309) 647-9184.

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.