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Public Duck/Goose Permit Application

Public Duck/Goose Hunting Permit Instructions  (most recent - 2018)

Public Duck/Goose Hunting Online Application periods:

First Lottery:  August 16 - 31, 2018
Residents Only

Second Lottery:  September 1 - 14, 2018
Unsuccessful Residents from the first lottery
Residents that did not apply in the first lottery
Non-Resident applicants

Third Lottery:  September 15 - 28, 2018
Any and all applicants can apply for 1st or 2nd permits

First-come first-served permits - Hunters can acquire additional permits on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 1st.  Permits will remain available until reserved permit quotas are depleted or until 72 hours prior to the hunt date.

  • 3 more permits (for those who have already received 2 permits), or
  • 4 more permits (for those who have already received 1 permit), or
  • 5 permits (for those who have not received any permits).

Youth Waterfowl Hunts (Duck/Goose) Application periods:
2018 Youth Waterfowl Hunts (Duck/Goose) Paper Application (print/mail): Aug 31 - Oct 1

Apply Online:

Public Duck First Lottery Application

Public Goose First Lottery Application

View Duck Permits Available

View Goose Permits Available

Check the Status of your Duck Application

Check the Status of you Goose Application

Apply Print & Mail: 
Youth Waterfowl Application  (most recent)