Hunters Are Reminded of Changes with Controlled Waterfowl Hunts
At Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area and Refuge
NORTH BLOOMFIELD, OH – The Ohio Division of Wildlife reminds hunters who are interested in waterfowl hunting at Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area and Refuge in Trumbull County that some changes have taken place with obtaining and using permits during the 2011 season.
All hunters who want to hunt from goose blinds at Mosquito Creek should have already applied by the July 31st
deadline in order to be drawn for opportunities through the controlled hunt program
. Unfilled goose blinds will no longer be offered to waterfowl hunters who are present at the daily drawings. Hunters who did not apply through the 2011-2012 controlled hunt program must wait until next year’s application period of June 1 - July 31.
Secondly, daily drawings for waterfowl hunts will now take place on a Tues.-Thurs.-Sat. rotation instead of the traditional Mon.-Wed.-Fri.-Sat. rotation. The drawings for waterfowl season will begin promptly at 5:15 a.m. and drawings for teal season start at 5:45 a.m.
Thirdly, the week of deer-gun season and as well as the following week has been eliminated from the waterfowl drawings. Last year, hunters only harvested a total of two ducks during these two particular weeks combined. The third and final Saturday drawing for teal season will be eliminated as well due to lack of interest from hunters and few birds present.
For questions or clarification call Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area at (440) 685-4776 or the Wildlife District Three headquarters in Akron at (330) 644-2293.