JEFFERSON COUNTY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is offering the opportunity for hunters with disabilities to enjoy the sport of waterfowl hunting.
A specially designed in-ground waterfowl pit, located just east of the Mine 21 parking area, features a gradually sloping sidewalk which provides easy access to persons with mobility impairments. A sliding roll-top allows for easy shooting while providing maximum camouflage. The pit accommodates parties of up to 5 hunters. All hunters are required to hunt from within the pit and must abide by all Federal, State, and Rend Lake site-specific hunting regulations.
Canada Goose season runs from November 10th until January 31, 2019. Duck season runs from November 10th until January 8th, 2019.
The waterfowl pit is available by reservation to persons with disabilities during the main goose season. To reserve the pit, you can visit the the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center during their business hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you can call the office. For more information or if you have any questions, call the office as well at 724-2493.