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Illinois is famous for quality goose hunting. Our migrant flocks of Canada geese stage in this area for weeks at a time. Our club features hundreds of acres of harvested grain fields which attract thousands of Canada geese and ducks.

If you are planning an Illinois goose hunt check out the opportunities in the Illinois Central Zone. Our resident goose population gives goose hunters an early opportunity to harvest prior to the arrival migrant flocks of greater and lesser Canada geese. If goose hunting is in you blood then the Mazonia Hunt Club has the goose hunting cure. One visit will tell you that your decision to Goose Hunt Illinois and the Mazonia Hunt Club was the right one!

WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR HUNT

We have found the most successful way to harvest ducks and geese is with a 12 gauge shotgun chambered either 3 or 3 1/2" or 10 gauge chambered 3 1/2". Of course we have several clients that use a 16 or 20 gauge and given the right conditions with decoying birds, it can be effective as well with proper shot size. Recommended shot size is #4, #2 and BB for ducks. For geese we recommend BB or BBB if using steel shot or #2 or BB in bismuth or Tungsten. Keep in mind that all waterfowl ammunition must be non-toxic. Absolutely NO LEAD SHOT for waterfowl. Please call if you have any questions or an older firearm that you may have difficulty in obtaining proper ammunition for. If you have any question regarding your firearm or its ability to handle steel or non-toxic shot, please consult with a local gunsmith you trust for an evaluation.

In addition we suggest you wear waterproof boots and waterproof outer wear (Camo preferred as ducks and geese do see color). Even though the majority of our hunts are from heated buried and above ground blinds we may have to walk to the blinds in inclement weather. For those that enjoy being a bit more mobile, we also hunt out of spacious layout blinds as well. We want your hunt to be enjoyable but we cannot control the weather. You should dress appropriately or have addition clothing and be prepared for changing weather conditions (layering of clothing works best). We also highly suggest a small duffel (camo preferred) bag to organize your shells, gloves, etc. In addition, we prefer you bring a soft gun case as they are more readily stored in the pits, above ground blinds or layout blinds. Please no bright colored clothing such as hunter orange caps, gloves, coats, etc. for waterfowl hunting! Licensing information can be found at our link to the IDNR for both resident and non-resident hunters. Click Here To Buy Your License On Line

WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR RIVER HUNT

With space being limited in a boat, we ask that you bring a small blind bag and soft gun cases. If you have waders, it is suggested to bring them, you DO NOT have to have waders. We suggest waterproof clothing and boats.
The MAZONIA HUNT CLUB is located within an hours drive of Chicago or Bloomington, IL. The clubhouse is directly east of the I-55 Gardner exit 227 and next to the Gardner Restaurant at 423 West Main Street in Gardner. Click Here For Google Maps Link To Mazonia Hunt Club


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