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Public Duck/Goose Hunting Online Application periods: 
First Lottery:  August 16 - 31, 2019
  •    Residents Only
Second Lottery:  September 2 - 14, 2019 
  •    Unsuccessful residents from the first lottery and non-residents 
Third Lottery: September 15 - 28, 2019
  •     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:
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