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Mazonia Hunt Club Illinois

Welcome to Mazonia Hunt Club!

Duck and Goose Hunting Capital of Illinois

August 15, 2015

We would like to wish the best of luck to all of our fellow hunters that are getting out for early season.
As most of you know we do not offer early season hunts as the fields are still filled with crops.
Good luck everyone and looking forward to seeing everyone this upcoming season!

Early Canada Goose Season (statewide)
Start Date: 9/1/2015
End Date: 9/15/2015
Time(s): One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
Description: Daily limits: 5 (North and Central Zones)/2 (South Central and South Zones).
Possession limits: 3 times the daily limit (15 North and Central Zones)/(6 South Central and South Zones)
For more information: For zone information, see page 4 of Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations
Event Type: Hunting; Hunting - Waterfowl
DNR Region(s): Statewide

October 10, 2014

We are proud to say we had a tremendous waterfowl season last year and look forward to repeating this year as well! Check us out on Facebook! NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK YOUR HUNT!!!

Remember, our goose season goes to January 31st, 2015!!


Welcome to Mazonia Hunt Club (423 West Main Street - Gardner, IL 60424 --Exit 227 on I-55), the oldest and most respected waterfowl hunting club located adjacent to Braidwood Lakes and the Mazonia State Wildlife Refuge! Come see why we are rated number one by our customers and enjoy spectacular waterfowl hunting!


I have been fortunate to have great fields and have several openings left for the season on weekends as well as weekdays. Some days are near capacity so call or email and we will do our best to put you on birds.

Again, I was able to negotiate a special room rate with Super 8 Hotels in Dwight IL for any Mazonia Hunt Club hunter. A King room will cost $55 per night and a Double Queen room is $60 per night (taxes not included). When booking let them know you are hunting with Mazonia Hunt Club to get the discount. They are "pet friendly" as well for those that will have their canine companion along for the hunt. Click Here To Make a Reservation at Super 8


I urge you not to wait until the last minute to book your hunts as the season progresses the prime dates book up quickly. We emphasize introducing youths to the sport and I know a lot of you may only have one or two opportunities to join us. Click Here To Book Your Hunt Now I would suggest if you have some tentative dates that you call or email (best) me and give me the dates. I am blessed to have fields that are close to the lake where the birds are and my goal is to make it enjoyable for you and to introduce the sport to new hunters.


Having said that I want everyone out there to do their level best to introduce someone to the sport. Perhaps someone that hunted years ago and just lost interest or a place to hunt. You all know I encourage youth hunting for a number of reasons, but none more important than a great life lesson in responsibility and respect. In that vain since I went in business I have always offered to give any youth hunter under age 16 a FREE HUNT on his or her first visit. The only two things I require is the guide fee be paid and they are accompanied by a parent or guardian that will be positive and encouraging.


We, truly honor and respect all of our first responders and military personell and as such extend our heartfelt gratitude by offering discounts and special considerations. Any firefighter, police officer or active military member receives a 20% discount. Another thing I offer and feel strongly about is this; if you know of a fellow hunter that has fallen on hard times and simply is not participating due to the cost of a hunt, call me. I will never deny anyone the privilege of hunting due to cost. I will gift a free hunt to a paying hunter and they can extend the free gift to their friend. Take advantage of the opportunity but PLEASE do not take advantage of me. I want this to be in those cases where there is a need and yet do not want to forget that everyone has their own pride. That is why the "free hunt" goes to you and you are the "winner" that can be the hero in the eyes of someone that may need uplifting.



The best to all.......................


Mazonia Hunt Club

Neal E. Brooks

The picture below shows the type of duck and goose hunting Illinois is famous for. Our migrant flocks of Canada geese and variety of ducks 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.

Canada Geese at MazoniaIf you are planning an Illinois goose or duck 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 your blood then the Mazonia Hunt Club has the goose hunting cure. If it is duck hunting that trips your trigger, then we might just have the place to pull the trigger! One visit will tell you that your decision to Duck Hunt or Goose Hunt Illinois and the Mazonia Hunt Club was the right one! Since we went in business twelve years ago we have averaged over 1.2 geese per hunter or 120% success ratio. Recently we have added fields with ponds and it has enhanced the duck hunting as well! Hunt in the comfort of heated pits or spacious layout blinds and enjoy the most spectacular waterfowl show on earth! We cater to all levels of waterfowl hunting expertise, from seasoned professionals to those just being introduced to waterfowl hunting. We promise to make your visit enjoyable and as comfortable as possible. Keep in mind we are in the Central Zone and taking reservations through the end of January! Click on this link for What To Bring On Your Hunt.

We encourage youth hunting and offer a free hunt to youths age 16 and under on their first visit with a paying adult! In addition we offer a 20% discount for all active military, police, and firefighters.

Why Goose Hunt in Illinois?

Illinois has the best Canada goose hunting in the Mississippi Flyway. The area surrounding Mazonia Hunt Club is the undisputed goose hunting mecca for the Illinois Central Zone. When the weather drives the geese south, Mazonia Hunt Club becomes the chosen feeding grounds and hunters score bag limits consistently. For all information on season dates and bag limits visit Illinois Season Dates and Bag Limits.

Since weather is the greatest factor in migration we typically advise our clients that the major migrations normally occur in late November on. Traditionally the last two weeks of December and first two weeks of January have been the prime dates, and thus you must book early. There is always a tremendous opportunity to goose hunt in the Illinois Central Quota Zone and enjoy a hunt of a lifetime! This year we will have a 2 goose per day limit and anticipate we will go the full season! (Complete details are available on our links below).

Our club features heated buried pits which can comfortably accommodate up to five goose hunters and their gear. We also go mobile and hunt the hot fields out of spacious layout blinds. Hunt over some of the finest goose and duck decoys available. Your hunt will be with a professional goose guide that will make every effort to assure your success in the field.

Proprietor Neal E. Brooks would like to welcome you to the finest waterfowl hunting that the Illinois Central Zone has to offer. Whether it's goose hunting, duck hunting, or waterfowl hunting in general, this is the place to be. If your looking to hunt the Mississippi Flyway look no farther. Come hunt where the birds are! The club is ideally situated close to the Braidwood/Mazonia State Refuge. Our professional guides will assist you in making this a most memorable goose hunt. Our specialty is giant Canada goose hunting, but the area is abundant with mallards and a number of other waterfowl. We are simple to get to and can accommodate our hunters with our private lodging at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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

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

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