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Attention Ohio Waterfowlers: Early Teal and Goose Hunt Lottery Underway

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Teal and goose hunt lottery option available to Ohio hunters.

The Ohio Division of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering waterfowl hunters a chance to hunt at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area via a lottery drawing.

Entries for the lottery will stop being accepted on August 8, so don’t miss your chance to hunt in prime waterfowl habitat in Sandusky County.

Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area is 3,200 acres of restored wetlands bordering the Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie. Pickerel Creek flows through the area creating prime freshwater habitat for many different species of waterfowl. The area boasts a Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Zone which only allows hunting via permit and this lottery is one way to get one.

The winning hunters will get the chance to hunt both teal and Canada goose on opening day of the teal season. Each hunter may bring up to two guests with them on the hunt and the permits are not transferable. There will also be a separate lottery for an afternoon youth (17 and under) hunt.

“To apply, applicants must submit a 4×6 inch postcard listing their name, address, Customer ID number and phone number. Only one postcard per applicant is allowed and no duplicates may be submitted. Postcards should be sent to: ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840. Postcards need to be labeled at the top for the particular hunt in which the hunter is applying (Adult Teal; Youth Teal).”

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Attention Ohio Waterfowlers: Early Teal and Goose Hunt Lottery Underway