OHIO STATE PARKS DUCK BLIND LOTTERY SET FOR AUGUST 21|
COLUMBUS, OH -- Hunters wishing to apply for a permit to set up a blind to
hunt ducks at an Ohio State Park during the 2004-2005 waterfowl hunting
season must enter a lottery drawing to be held at selected state park
offices on Saturday, August 21.
A limited number of duck blind permits are available at 18 state park
locations throughout Ohio. To enter the lottery, applicants must appear in
person at a participating state park office and show proof of a 2004 Ohio
hunting license, along with a signed 2004 federal duck stamp and 2004 state
wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant's name.
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.
Exceptions are Buck Creek State Park in Clark County, Deer Creek and A.W.
Marion state parks in Pickaway County, and Dillon State Park in Muskingum
County where the lotteries will be held at 9 a.m.
Each entrant can apply for only one duck blind permit. No one can apply or
draw for another person. There is a $50 non-refundable permit fee for
lottery winners. Lottery winners have 45 days to construct their blinds.
All blinds must be dismantled by March 15, 2005.
Participating state parks include Portage Lakes and West Branch in northeast
Ohio; East Harbor and Lake Loramie in northwest Ohio; Dillon in southeast
Ohio; Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Cowan Lake, East Fork, Hueston Woods, Kiser
Lake and Rocky Fork in southwest Ohio; and Alum Creek, A.W. Marion, Buckeye
Lake, Deer Creek, Delaware and Indian Lake in central Ohio.