CITY OF JACKSONVILLE CANCELS 2020 WATERFOWL BLIND AND DEER SITE DRAWINGS HELD AT LAKE JACKSONVILLE
The City of Jacksonville today, July 28th, cancelled the waterfowl blind and deer site drawings for the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In-person drawings for the sites at Lake Jacksonville normally draws a large crowd gathering, so, the City of Jacksonville, to ensure public safety and to keep within the Restore Illinois guidelines, made the decision to cancel the drawings this year.
Siteholders from the 2019 season have the opportunity to have their leases extended for the 2020 season. They will be required to pay the appropriate fee of $75 for a deer hunting site or $200 for the waterfowl hunting blind. Fees are to be paid at the Lake Jacksonville concession stand starting September 1st and ending October 2nd, 2020. Hunting information packets will be available at the time of payment. The Lake Jacksonville concession stand is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Site holders who fail to pay the fee by the deadline of October 2nd, 2020 will lose their site. Any sites left unpaid will be given to the first alternate. The next annual drawing will be conducted August, 2021.
For questions or additional information, site holders may call Jacksonville Lakes Superintendent Brett Gilbreth at 217.479.4644 by leaving a message for a return call.