Duck blind lottery set for Aug. 17
COLUMBUS – More than 280 permits are available to hunters wishing to construct a duck blind on several Ohio State Parks’ lakes this waterfowl hunting season. Lottery drawings will be held at the participating state parks on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17.
Interested applicants must appear in person at a participating state park office with proof of a 2013 Ohio hunting license, state wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name and a signed 2013 or 2012 federal duck stamp. Applicants under the age of 18 should have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract and must provide the required license and stamps.
Participating state parks include Alum Creek, A.W. Marion, Buckeye Lake, Deer Creek and Delaware in central Ohio.
Each hunter can apply for only one duck blind permit, and no one can apply or draw for another person. There is a $50 non-refundable permit fee for the state park lottery winners. All locations accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment. Lottery winners have 45 days to construct their blinds, and all blinds must be dismantled by March 15, 2014.
Hunters wishing to participate in the lottery at Delaware are advised that the nearby Delaware marina no longer sells hunting licenses and duck stamps.
Information on waterfowl hunting seasons, locations and restrictions will be discussed during the lotteries. For information about hunting seasons and regulations, visit wildohio.com.