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State to hold duck blind permit lotteries for hunters

August 13, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources is holding lottery drawings for more than 280 permits to hunters who want to construct a blind for hunting ducks and geese at select state park lakes in the waterfowl hunting season.

Portage Lakes will hold its lottery drawing Thursday. The drawings at 17 other participating state parks will be held Saturday. Applications at participating parks will be taken locally with the lottery drawings following registration.

Applicants must appear in person at a participating state park office with proof of a 2018 Ohio hunting license, an Ohio wetlands habitat stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name and a signed 2018 federal duck stamp.

Each hunter can apply for only one duck blind permit. No one can apply or draw for another person.