a flock of snow geese.
Emiquon Emiquon is a hotspot for snow geese migration. © Michael Wilhelm

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Hunting at Emiquon

Emiquon offers a variety of waterfowl hunting and fishing opportunities.

The Emiquon Preserve is located about 40 minutes southwest of Peoria and six miles southeast of Lewistown in Fulton County.

The Nature Conservancy is restoring and managing Emiquon as part of an effort to conserve ecological processes and the plant and animal communities of the Illinois River ecosystem. The Illinois River Valley is a major stopover site for migrating waterfowl in the Midwest. Sustainable hunting opportunities are offered as a public service and to share some of the many multiple-use benefits provided by restored wetlands. For more information, see our 2022 Emiquon hunt map, rules and regulations.

Fishing and Boating Rules and Regulations

Any and all decisions of TNC staff or designees at Emiquon are final, and anyone failing to abide by written rules or instructions from TNC staff or designees may have hunting privileges at this preserve revoked. The Nature Conservancy retains the right to modify these rules and to terminate this program without prior notice. Learn more about Emiquon fishing and boating rules and regulations

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