Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge offers many opportunities for public use including hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation. The Refuge is open to public use during daylight hours only. Refuge hunting and fishing regulations generally follow Illinois state seasons and regulations. To help meet the primary Refuge purpose of providing valuable habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife Batchtown, Portage Island, Gilbert Lake and most of the Calhoun Division are closed from October 16 through December 31.
The refuge allows hunting for migratory birds, upland game, and big game (whitetail deer) on the Apple Creek Division and in a portion of the Calhoun Division.
Other important regulations:
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These white birds are one of the largest birds in North America. At Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge you'll see flocks with black tipped wings flying in lines and soaring high into the air on thermals.