Mill Creek Park and Lake



2023 Waterfowl Hunting
Clark County Park District
Mill Creek Park

1. Waterfowl hunting registration is open to all residents. Hunters must register at the Park office before their first hunt.

2. All Boat Launch fees apply during Waterfowl season.

3. For Water Hunting, boat blinds or temporary shore blinds with recovery boats must be present. Temporary Blinds must be taken down at the end of each day's hunting.

4. All waterfowl hunting parties must use at least 12 decoys and hunt at least 200 yards from the next party.

5. Persons under 18 years of age shall not hunt, or attempt to hunt unless accompanied by an adult.

6. No person shall fish within 200 yards of an occupied blind.

7. Cutting of natural vegetation for any purpose without prior approval from the Clark

County Park District is prohibited.

8. All hunters are required to register at the Clark County Park District office in advance of their hunt. Registrants will be issued a Harvest card that must be returned to the CCPD by February 14, 2023.

9. There will be a duly posted waterfowl refuge located at Seven-Mile (Guyer Cove) Creek.

This area will be closed to hunting during the waterfowl season and is marked by round buoys.

10. No hunting in the no wake area at the boat launch.

11. The above special regulations are in addition to Federal regulations and State regulations for waterfowl hunting.

12. Season Dates. Waterfowl dates will correspond to State Season dates for all species of waterfowl for the Central Zone.

13. For Illinois. The exception to this will be EARLY GOOSE SEASON and TEAL SEASON DATES: ln conjunction with the early goose season dates but limited by usage of this activity with boating over the holiday weekend. Mill Creek Lake will allow hunting for Canada geese during the time that the season is normally open to only include the dates of October 28th through November 5th, 2023 & November 12 through January 31, 2024. Legal hunting times listed in the IDNR Hunting Digest apply to the early Goose season and Teal Season. State and Federal regulations apply.

14. TEAL SEASON for Mill Creek Lake will run September 09 - September 24, 2023, as stated in accordance with the rules listed in the IDNR Hunting Digest.

15. YOUTH SEASON dates run concurrently with the Central Zone in Illinois, all state and federal rules apply.

16. DUCK AND GOOSE SEASON DATES for Mill Creek run concurrently with the Central Zone in Illinois, all state and federal rules apply. Hunting hours will be from sunrise to sunset during the regular duck and goose season. There will be no refuge area designated for the Early Goose Season in #9 above, all other no-hunting areas apply during this early season.

17. Field hunting will be allowed in areas owned by the Clark County Park District.

18. Anyone hunting from outside an area not designated for hunting in the field will have their hunting privileges for Clark County Park District revoked.




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Mill Creek Park is located 7 miles Northwest of Marshall, IL on the Lincoln Heritage Trail Road (Clarksville Road). Mill Creek Park opened May 29, 1982 and consists of 2,600 acres of land, with 811 acres of water. Our Mission is to "manage and preserve the natural resources and provide health and recreational opportunities".

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Mill Creek Park
20482 N. Park Entrance Rd.
Marshall, IL 62441
Fax: 217-889-3900

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