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Ohio State Parks Duck Blind Lotteries

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Ohio State Parks Duck Blind Lotteries Set for August 20
Aug 9

Written by: news editor
8/9/2011 1:00 AM
More than 290 permits are available to hunters wishing to hunt ducks and geese from a blind at an Ohio State Park lake this waterfowl hunting season.
COLUMBUS, OH – More than 290 permits are available to hunters wishing to hunt ducks and geese from a blind at an Ohio State Park lake this waterfowl hunting season. A lottery drawing for the permits will be held at 17 state parks and two wildlife areas the morning of Saturday, August 20.

Interested applicants must appear in person at a participating state park office with proof of a 2011 Ohio hunting license, state wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name, and a signed 2011 or 2010 federal duck stamp. Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract, and must provide the required license and stamps.

Participating state parks include Portage Lakes and West Branch in northeast Ohio; East Harbor, Indian Lake and Lake Loramie in northwest Ohio; Adams Lake, 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. Most locations accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment, except for Portage Lakes where payment is by cash (exact change) or check only. Lottery winners have 45 days to construct their blinds and all blinds must be dismantled by March 15, 2012.

Hunters wishing to participate in the lotteries at Delaware or Indian Lake state parks are advised that the nearby Delaware marina, and the Indian Lake park office and commissary no longer sell hunting licenses and duck stamps. Hunters should purchase their license and stamp from another vendor prior to the lotteries.

Waterfowl hunting opportunities are also available through lottery drawings for blinds at the Mercer Wildlife Area on Grand Lake St. Marys, and the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area adjacent to Mosquito Lake State Park. The drawings will be held at the respective wildlife area offices on August 20. There is no fee for use of the blinds at these areas. Lottery participants must also have a current Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification.

Information on waterfowl hunting seasons, locations and restrictions will be discussed by park staff and wildlife officers during the lotteries. For general information about hunting seasons and regulations, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit wildohio.com online.

The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.com.

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


For further information, contact:
Jean Backs, Ohio State Parks
614. 265. 7077
Jason Fallon, ODNR Office of Communications
614. 265. 6842

2011 Ohio State Park Duck Blind Lottery

2 blinds
Adams Lake State Park
Scioto County
14633 State Route 41
West Union, Ohio 45693
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
Meet at the park maintenance shop

25 blinds
Alum Creek State Park
Delaware County
3615 South Old State Rd
Delaware, OH 43015-9673
8:30 AM/ 9:00 AM
(740) 548-4631

3 blinds
A.W. Marion State Park
Pickaway County
20635 Waterloo Road
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
8:30 AM/ 9:00 AM
(740) 869-3124
Deer Creek park office

19 blinds
Buck Creek State Park
Clark County
1901 Buck Creek Lane
Springfield, OH 45502-8801
8:30 AM/ 9:00 AM
(937) 322-5284

16 blinds
Buckeye Lake State Park
Fairfield/Licking/Perry Counties
2905 Liebs Island Road
Millersport, OH 43046-0488
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(740) 467-2690

21 blinds
Caesar Creek State Park
Warren/Clinton Counties
8570 E. State Rte. 73
Waynesville, OH 45068-9719
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(513) 897-3055
Meet at the main beach house

10 blinds
Cowan Lake State Park
Clinton County
1750 Osborn Road
Wilmington, OH 45177
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(937) 382-1096

14 blinds
Deer Creek State Park
Pickaway/ Fayette Counties
20635 Waterloo Road
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143-9501
8:30 AM/ 9:00 AM
(740) 869-3124

25 blinds
Delaware State Park
Delaware County
5202 U.S. 23 North
Delaware, OH 43015-9714
8:30 AM/ 9:00 AM
(740) 548-4631
Meet at the marina

24 blinds
East Fork State Park
Clermont County
3294 Elklick Rd.
Bethel, OH 45106-9327
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(513) 734-4323

5 blinds
East Harbor State Park
Ottawa County
1169 North Buck Rd.
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440-9610
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(419) 734-4424

12 blinds
Hueston Woods State Park
Preble/ Butler Counties
6301 Park Office Rd.
College Corner, OH 45003-9040
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(513) 523-6347

35 blinds
Indian Lake State Park
Logan County
12774 State Rte. 235 North
Lakeview, OH 43331
8:00 AM/ 8:30 AM
(937) 843-2717

19 blinds
Lake Loramie State Park
Shelby/ Auglaize Counties
4401 Ft. Loramie Swanders Rd.
Minster, OH 45865-9311
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(937) 295-2011

71 blinds
Mercer Wildlife Area
Mercer / Auglaize Counties
Wildlife Area Headquarters
5116 State Route 703
Celina, Ohio 45822
7:30 AM/ 8:00 AM
(937) 372-9261

75 blinds
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area
Trumbull County
Wildlife Area Headquarters
8303 North Park Ave.
Bloomfield, OH
8:00 AM/ 9:00 AM
(440) 685-4776

29 blinds
Portage Lakes State Park
Summit County
5031 Manchester Road
Akron, OH 44319-3999
8:00 AM/drawing immediately following
(330) 628-4720
Meet at the park office garage

16 blinds
Rocky Fork State Park
Highland County
9800 North Shore Dr.
Hillsboro, OH 45133-9205
8:30 AM/ 9:00 AM
(937) 393-4284
Meet at campground amphitheater

16 blinds
West Branch State Park
Portage County
5708 Esworthy Road, Route #5
Ravenna, Ohio 44266-9659
8:00 AM/drawing immediately following
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