Duck Hunting The Famous Pool 19 Mississippi Flyway

Duck and Goose Hunting In the Central Zone

Duck Hunting Central Illinois

South Central Snows is Central Illinois premier waterfowl hunting guide service. Located in the Central Zone and sitting only minutes from the boat ramp in Dallas City Illinois, our 230 acre private island is located right in the middle of legendary Pool 19 and the Mississippi River.  Pool 19 has the the largest concentration of migrating Bluebills, Goldeneyes, and Canvasbacks along with an abundance of Canada Geese.  If you are looking for the best place to book your guided duck and goose hunt, look no further than South Central Snows.

carlyle lake at sunset


$250 Per Person UNTIL NOON

Day Of The Hunt

Illinois Duck Hunting Details

The morning of the hunt you will meet the owner, Scott Gower or his professional guides at South Central Snows in Dallas City, Illinois.  Before heading out to your hunting location with your guide you will receive a safety briefing.  You will then head out to your permanent blind location by boat.   Shooting times start one half hour before sunrise.

2021-2022 Central Zone Hunting Season

Duck Season: October 28th, 2023 -December 26th, 2023

two male mallard ducks swimming in a lake

Illinois Waterfowl Bag Limits – 2021

The daily duck bag limit is six (6) and may include no more than four (4) mallards (two hens), three (3) wood ducks, two (2) redheads, two (2) black ducks, two (2) canvasback, one (1) pintail, and one (1) mottled duck.  Scaup (bluebills) will have a bag limit of two (2) for the first 45 days of the season in each zone and one (1) for the last 15 days of the season in each zone. The daily bag limit of mergansers is five (5), only two of which may be hooded mergansers.  The possession limit for ducks and mergansers is three times the daily bag limit by species and sex.  

During the regular season, Canada goose limits will be three (3) with a possession limit of nine (9). White-fronted goose daily bag limits will be two (2) with a possession limit of six (6).  The snow goose daily bag limit is 20 birds, with no possession limit, during the fall and winter season.

What to Bring

Our Location

Located in South Central Illinois IL