Oakwood Bottoms Hunting Regulations


Attention Waterfowl Hunters:

All types of hunting and trapping in Shawnee National Forest follows state regulations set by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Special Illinois hunting regulations apply to Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir and other popular waterfowl hunting areas within the Shawnee National Forest.  

The site specific flood compartment map of Oakwood Bottoms is updated annually.  

Current Status of Oakwood Bottoms Flood Compartments - as of 12/3/19

Units with water include 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 26 and Otter Slough. Water is pumping into Units 27 & 28 and are beginning to flood.  Pumps not operating and awaiting repair include Units 19, 20, & 21.

 79% of Oakwood Bottoms management units scheduled for flooding this year are filled.


For Illinois waterfowl hunting regulations and license/permit information go to Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.