OHIO STATE PARKS DUCK BLIND LOTTERY SET FOR AUGUST 16|
COLUMBUS, OH -- Hunters wishing to apply for a permit to set up a
blind to hunt ducks at an Ohio State Park during the 2003-2004 waterfowl
hunting season must enter a lottery drawing to be held at selected state
park offices on Saturday, August 16.
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 2003 Ohio
hunting license, along with a signed 2003 federal duck stamp and 2003 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 drawing at 8 a.m. Exceptions are Deer Creek and A.W.
Marion state parks in Pickaway County, where the lotteries will be held at 9
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, 2004.
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.