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Henderson Creek SFWA

2019-2020 Season


Location: 2.5 miles south of Oquawka, IL
Description: 2,462 total acres in size.   913 acre refuge located on northern-half of site.  Walk-in waterfowl hunting only.  Access from hunter parking lot located at south end of the site.

Available species:

Species  Season Hours Special Regulations
Duck Statewide  Legal opening at 1:00 p.m. See Area Regulations  
Goose Statewide Legal opening at 1:00 p.m. Allowed only during the central zone duck season.


Area Regulations:

  1. Hunters are required to obtain a free site windshield card online at the IDNR website:  The windshield card must be visable through the windshield.    
  2. Hunting parties must remain a minimum of 200 yards apart.
  3. Hunters are required to hunt over a minimum of 12 decoys.
  4. Only non-toxic shot can be used.  No other shotgun shells loaded with lead shot may be in possession.
For more information, please contact the Site Superintendent at Big River State Forest, RR1 Box 118 Keithsburg, IL 61442. 309-374-2496​

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.