Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciation of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs. Hunting programs can promote understanding and appreciation of natural resources and their management on lands and waters in the Refuge System.
Waterfowl hunting is a popular sport at Chautauqua National Wildlif e Refuge. Hunters enjoy Liverpool Lake Public Hunting Area for its abundance of waterfowl in flooded timber during periods of high water. Hunting waterfowl is allowed in accordance with Illinois state and refuge hunting regulations in the Liverpool Lake Public Hunting Area of the refuge.
To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, contact the refuge at 309-535-2290.