GRAND LAKEST. MARYS STATE PARK, CLARK LAKE AND SPRING VALLEY WILDLIFE AREAS DUCK BLIND LOTTERY SET
Hunters will see a few changes in drawing procedure on Saturday, August 16
DAYTON, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will be hosting a lottery drawing for the duck blind permits on Grand Lake St. Marys, Clark Lake and Spring Valley wildlife areas at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2008.
Drawings for Clark Lake and Spring Valley wildlife areas will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s District Five Headquarters at 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia, Ohio 45385. The drawing will be held promptly at 8 a.m. Hunters are advised to arrive at 7:30 a.m.
Drawings for Grand Lake St. Marys will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Mercer Wildlife Area Headquarters at 5116 State Route 703, Celina, Ohio 45822. The drawing will be held promptly at 8 a.m. Hunters are advised to arrive at 7:30 a.m.
Interested applicants must appear in person with a 2008 Ohio hunting license and 2008 state wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name, and a signed 2007 or 2008 federal duck stamp. Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract.
Hunters should be aware that this year numbered wristbands will be attached to participants instead of handing out ticket stubs. Participants will need to be present in order to be drawn. Each hunter can apply for only one duck blind permit and no one can apply or draw for another person.
The dates of the 2008 fall waterfowl hunting season have not yet been determined by the Ohio Wildlife Council, but generally fall in the later part of October. For information about hunting seasons, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit www.wildohio.com online.