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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, 2016
Residents Only

Second Lottery - September 1 - 14, 2016
Unsuccessful Residents from the first lottery
Residents that did not apply in the first lottery
Non-Resident applicants

Third Lottery - September 15 - 28, 2016
Any and All applicants can apply for 1st or 2nd permits

Youth Waterfowl Hunts (Duck/Goose) Application periods:
2016 Youth Waterfowl Hunts (Duck/Goose) Paper Application (print/mail): Aug 31 - Oct 1

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, which ever comes first.

  • 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).

Apply Online:

Public Duck First Come First Served Application (Available October 1, 2016)

Public Goose First Come First Served Application (Available October 1, 2016)

View Duck Permits Available

View Goose Permits Available


Apply Print & Mail:

Youth Waterf​owl Permit Application (most recent)