When I attended WIU a few years ago I hunted Emiquon mostly every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. During my time there I did well with some buddies. We limited out many times, only getting skunked twice. Emiquon is a good place to hunt but yes it is hard. One, you need to win the lottery and take a good "blind" (there are no blinds). If you win, which you should, you most likely have a decent hike in front of you. I never hunted with more that 30 decoys out there so its not too bad of a load to carry out. A hail call and a few quacks will bring them close then I used the feeder and locked them in 9 times out of 10. If the water is still low you need to take either blind 12 or 13 I believe. Those blinds are off an little inlet to the west. They offer cat tail cover and the birds dump in there right as shooting time arrives. So if you don't have a boat and don't mind the hike, I'd say it is a great place to shoot some birds. Mostly we shot teal, pintail, and shovelers. Obviously coots over run the area so if things go south, blow some up and help drive those numbers down. I wouldn't eat them but the old times around the area have said, if cooked right, they are good. I still would not eat them. Anyway I haven't been there in 2 years so take this info and build on it I guess. I hope to travel down there once this season. Good luck!
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