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Rice Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

19721 U.S. 24

Providing a stop-over area for migrating waterfowl, Rice Lake and the surrounding areas provide an excellent opportunity for wildlife observation. Because of an extensive habitat management program, this Fulton County backwater wetland area is used by thousands of ducks and geese as they move through central Illinois during the changing seasons. Visitors may also sight he American bald eagle, which uses the bottomland timber for roosting. Fishing is a favorite pastime at the area with catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead buffalo and carp. However, with seasonal fluctuations of the water levels, fishing may be limited during certain times of the year. Duck hunting and archery deer hunting also provide opportunities for the outdoor sportsman.


Johnathon Mahr

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
I have hunted heere and it whas the best expereince and i whas in blind 15 but anyway it whas the best time i have ever had hunting i woud encurege everyone to go hunting there are blind 15 killed 700 birds

Andy D.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
Love this place, great fishing. Love hunting waterfowl and trapping this location also.

Bernestine Todd

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Sarah Todd 6817 Ron 17

Siearra Matheney

Sunday, Sep. 4, 2016

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