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Public Duck/Goose Permit Application

Public Duck/Goose Hunting Permit Instructions  (most recent)

Public Duck/Goose Hunting Online Application periods:

First Lottery - August 16 - 31, 2017
Residents Only

Second Lottery - September 1 - 14, 20167
Unsuccessful Residents from the first lottery
Residents that did not apply in the first lottery
Non-Resident applicants

Third Lottery - September 15 - 28, 2017
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 AM, 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:
2017 Youth Waterfowl Hunts (Duck/Goose) Paper Application (print/mail): Aug 31 - Oct 1

Apply Online:

Public Duck First Lottery Application (Available August 16, 2017)

Public Goose First Lottery Application (Available August 16, 2017)

View Duck Permits Available

View Goose Permits Available

Apply Print & Mail:

Youth Waterf​owl Permit Application (most recent)