Ohio State Parks Duck Blind Lotteries Set for August 15

Ohio State Parks Duck Blind Lotteries Set for August 15

Ohio Department Natural Resources
Ohio Department Natural Resources

COLUMBUS, OH – -(AmmoLand.com)- More than 400 permits are available to hunters wishing to hunt ducks and geese from a blind at an Ohio State Park lake this waterfowl hunting season. Lottery drawings for the permits will be held at 17 state parks and two wildlife areas the morning of Saturday, August 15.

Interested applicants must appear in person at a participating state park office with proof of a 2009 Ohio hunting license, state wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name and a signed 2009 or 2008 federal duck stamp. Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract.

Participating state parks include Portage Lakes and West Branch in northeast Ohio; East Harbor, Indian Lake, Kiser Lake and Lake Loramie in northwest Ohio; Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Cowan Lake, East Fork, Hueston Woods and Rocky Fork in southwest Ohio; and Alum Creek, A.W. Marion, Buckeye Lake, Deer Creek and Delaware in central Ohio.

Applications will be taken beginning at 7:30 a.m. at most parks, with the lottery drawings at 8 a.m. at the park office, unless otherwise noted in the listing below.

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. Lottery winners have 45 days to construct their blinds and all blinds must be dismantled by March 15, 2010.

Waterfowl hunting opportunities are also available through lottery drawings for blinds at the Mercer Wildlife Area on Grand Lake St. Marys, and at the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area on Mosquito Creek Reservoir, adjacent to Mosquito Lake State Park. The drawings will be held at the respective wildlife area offices on August 15. There is no fee for use of the blinds at these areas.

The dates of the 2009 fall waterfowl hunting season have not yet been determined by the Ohio Wildlife Council, but generally fall in the later part of October. For information about hunting seasons, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit www.ohiodnr.com online.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.

A list of park addresses and telephone numbers, along with the number of duck blinds available at each participating park, is below.

2009 Ohio State Park Duck Blind Lottery

Number of blinds State Park County Drawing Location; Phone Application/ Drawing Time
20 Alum Creek Delaware 3615 South Old State Rd., Delaware, OH 43015; 740-548-4631 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
3 A.W. Marion Pickaway Deer Creek park office, 20635 Waterloo Road, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143; 740-869-3124 8:30 a.m./9 a.m.
19 Buck Creek Clark 1901 Buck Creek Lane, Springfield, OH 45502; 937-322-5284 8:30 a.m./9 a.m.
16 Buckeye Lake Fairfield/Licking/Perry 2905 Liebs Island Road, Millersport, OH 43046; 740-467-2690 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
22 Caesar Creek Warren/Clinton 8570 E. State Rte. 73, Waynesville, OH 45068; 513-897-3055 (Meet at the main beach house) 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
10 Cowan Lake Clinton 1750 Osborn Road, Wilmington, OH 45177; 937- 382-1096 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
14 Deer Creek Pickaway/Fayette 20635 Waterloo Road, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143; 740-869-3124 8:30 a.m./9 a.m.
25 Delaware Delaware 5202 U.S. 23 North, Delaware, OH 43015; 740- 369-2761 (Meet at the marina) 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
24 East Fork Clermont 3294 Elklick Rd., Bethel, OH 45106; 513-734-4323 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
5 East Harbor Ottawa 1169 North Buck Rd., Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440; 419-734-4424 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
12 Hueston Woods Preble/Butler 6301 Park Office Rd., College Corner, OH 45003; 513-523-6347 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
34 Indian Lake Logan 12774 State Rte. 235 North, Lakeview, OH 43331; 937-843-2717 8 a.m./8:30 a.m.
10 Kiser Lake Champaign 4889 North State Rte. 235, Conover, OH 45317; 937-362-3822 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
19 Lake Loramie Shelby/Auglaize 4401 Ft. Loramie Swanders Rd., Minster, OH 45865; 937-295-2011 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
71 Mercer Wildlife Area Mercer Wildlife Area Headquarters, 5116 State Rte. 703, Celina, OH 45822; 937-372-9261 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
75 Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area Trumbull Wildlife Area Headquarters, 8303 North Park Ave., Bloomfield, OH; 440-685-4776 8:30 a.m./9 a.m.
29 Portage Lakes Summit 5031 Manchester Road, Akron, OH 44319; 330-644-2220 7:30 a.m./8 a.m.
16 Rocky Fork Highland 9800 North Shore Dr., Hillsboro, OH 45133; 937-393-4284 (Meet at Campground amphitheater) 8:30 a.m./9 a.m.
16 West Branch Portage 5708 Esworthy Road, Route #5, Ravenna, OH 44266; 330-296-3239 8 a.m./8:30 a.m.

For Further Information  Contact:

Jean Backs, ODNR State  Parks 614. 265. 7077
Beth Ruth, ODNR Media  Relations 614. 265. 6860