Rend Lake goose hunting pit to welcome disabled hunters

Rend Lake goose hunting pit to welcome disabled hunters

REND LAKE, IL (KFVS) - Hunters in the Heartland with disabilities will be able to enjoy the fun of hunting during this coming goose season at Rend Lake in Illinois.

A goose hunting pit is being opened by the US Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake, specifically designed to allow easy access and mobility for hunters with disabilities.

Up to five hunters, each with up to four assistants, can occupy the pit during goose hunting season from Nov. 14 of Jan. 31.

The pit will be located to the east of the Mine 21 parking area of Rend Lake.

Hunters are required to register for a spot in the pit, and can do so by bringing a form in person to the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on any weekday. One can also call the Office and Visitor Center at (618) 724-2493 or fax an application form to (618) 724-4089.

If a day has not been reserved by any hunters, it will be open to any hunter, disabled or otherwise, on a first-come first-serve basis and without the need for an application or reservation.

For more information, you can call Park Ranger Randy Cordray at (618) 724-2493.

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