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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

Apply Print & Mail: 

Youth Waterfowl Application  (most recent)