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Goose hunting opportunities offered for those with disabilities

BENTON, IL (KFVS) -

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is offering the opportunity for hunters with disabilities to enjoy goose hunting opportunities.

According to a the US Army Corps of Engineers, a specially designed, in-ground goose 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 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.

Goose hunting season begins November 8, 2014 and runs through January 31, 2015.

A reservation to hunt the goose pit can be made by:

  • Submitting an application in person by bringing it to the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Calling the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center at (618) 724-2493 during regular business hours and reserve the site over the phone.
  • Faxing in an application to the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center at (618) 724-4089.

For more information contact Park Ranger Randy Cordray at the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center at 618-724-2493.

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