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  The Spring membership meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Our meeting will take place in Keyesport at the Keys restaurant starting at 7pm. . Please come join us and get the scoop for the upcoming season and a year review. 

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All members of the Carlyle Lake Waterfowlers Association would like to welcome you to our website. We have an open door policy here so if you have an idea on how to make hunting conditions better feel free to let us know! 
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For the Ducks

" Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done"


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Thanks to CLWA Members

CLWA would like to welcome all its new members and sponsors. With out you the projects we have been funding would not be possible. Remember 100% of the proceeds go right back into the Carlyle Lake Wildlife Areas.
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WEAR it!

Nearly 90% of drownings on Corps of Engineers likes could have been prevented had the victim been wearing a life jacket.

Mission Statement

'We are a group of avid waterfowlers devoted to the sport of waterfowling at Carlyle Lake and believe in the creation and preservation of wildlife habitat and choose to take a proactive approach on waterfowl management, maximizing hunter opportunity, enriching the resource, and carrying on the tradition!"

Join today and become apart of our tenacious group and help influence hunting conditions and management for Carlyle Lake! "YOUR VOICE MATTERS!"

Carlyle Lake Waterfowlers Association, Inc.

We are a group of avid waterfowlers and Outdoorsmen who for over 20 years have put forth an effort to help preserve the habitat for wintering waterfowl and all wildlife. We assist with setting policy in the best interest of the public hunter in the Carlyle Lake area while also representing the newly formed South Central Zone. Join us today and help Carlyle Lake become your home to a place that you'll once remember! "We Live the Outdoors!" 


Our general membership meetings are held in the fall and in the spring. See Events Calendar for other dates,  time, and agendas. Dues are only $15.00 per year! (NOTE) CLWA is not a guide service. For all directions, regulations, waterfowl counts and questions concerning rules for the public areas, please contact the IDNR or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their respective areas that they manage. Thank you.

News and Announcements

Trash Clean-Up for 2015 has been Canceled!!!


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2015 Spring Meeting

 The 2015 meeting will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Keyesport, Illinois at the Keys Restaurant. Our meeting will promptly start at 7pm. 


 All  members and guests will be asked to fill out a survey when they sign in at the door. This will better help our organization, IDNR, And U.S. Army Corps of Engineers get a better understanding of what new ideas and thoughts could make the area a better and more enjoyable place to hunt. 

There has also been a lot of talk between the hunters who hunt the lake about moving the current refuge. This seems to always be of topic every year and quite frankly our board is spending a lot of time over this issue year after year. We will have a ballot vote as each member signs in. Each dues paying member will be handed a simple ballot with the question, "Do you want the refuge changed from its current location?'' All you will be asked is to circle your answer yes or no. Once all the ballots have been turned in, we will open the meeting and call on two volunteers to count the votes. We will then layout all the ballots on the table if there is any concern from any member. If the No vote wins there will be no talk of the refuge on our agenda and move forward. Our board has will also ask of this to not be reviewed for three years. Once the three years is up we will open it back up for discussion in the same fashion as we will do for this meeting. IF the YES takes the vote we will then proceed to form a refuge committee with one person on our board as being an Adviser. If NO one volunteers to be on the committee then the refuge will remain in its same location and we will proceed with the regular meeting.. If you want it moved its going to take action from the members to come up with sensible ideas. You will be asked to meet on your own time as we are not going to waste the evening battering

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President's Message

Dear Members and Guests,

 On behalf of myself I would like to inform everyone that I will be stepping down as President when my term finishes at the 2016 Fall membership meeting. I am now married with two children and they are consuming the biggest part of my life at this point. If anyone has any interest please see me after the Spring or Fall meeting. I have enjoyed being a part of this group for many years and will continue to support it in any way that I can. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime. 

 Thanks for your time,

 Brent McKinnon

President of CLWA

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New High Water Boat Ramp

 Construction of a new high water boat ramp will start the week of 3/9/15 at the Tamalco Access Area. This will consist of a one lane ramp for high water usage during flood conditions. It will have a swing away gate that the U.S. Army Corps will manage when high lake levels close the existing ramp. The gate will close off the main ramp by swinging the gate across the existing road. Once completed hunters and fishermen will LEGALLY be able to access the Tamalco ramp at all times. Project is expected to be completed by late Spring or early Summer. CLWA will be volunteering to help pour the concrete once the Corps has the excavating and form work done. If anyone has any interest please contact Brent McKinnon or Randy Heuburger. This Project was made part by the efforts of the Carlyle Lake Waterfowlers and the U.S Army Corps of Enginners. The plan for 2016 is to re-open the Patoka high water ramp.

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2015 Golf Scramble Event

Our 7th Annual "Givin Back to the Ducks" golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at Governors Run golf course in Carlyle Illinois. Tee Time will begin promptly at 8am with a shot-gun start. In 2014 there was NO SKIN payout awarded to any team. Our staff has decided to hold the money and add it to the 2015 Skin payout. The current Skin pot already sits at $380.00. Any team who paid their skin fee last year will have the right to reserve their team for this year by June 1st, 2015. So hurry fast and get your team signed up before our roster fills up. A required $75 deposit is required and is non-refundable by June 9th, 2015.

 Any questions about the tournament should contact Trevor Pettus.

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IFOR Youth Camp

CLWA will be seeking five individuals between the ages 10-15 to send to the IFOR youth camp in Grafton, Illinois at Pere Marquette State Wildlife Area. We will take the first five campers on a first come first serve basis. For any additional information about the camp you can contact IFOR via Facebook of the link on this page.

NOTE: [CLWA will cover all camper costs]

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