Drawings for duck blinds on Lake Overholser and Lake Draper will take place next week. The drawing for spots at Overholser begins at 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Lake Overholser pavilion, 1200 E. Overholser Drive.
The Lake Draper drawing will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the lake marina, located east of SE 104 and W. Draper Drive. Participants must be at least 18 and hold a current Oklahoma City hunting permit and state hunting license. Permits may be bought prior to the drawings. City permits are $3 per day or $12.50 for the year.
A copy of blind site locations and hunting regulations will be posted at the drawings. All hunting must be from designated blinds. For more information, call the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Lake Overholser patrol station at 789-3746 or the Lake Draper patrol station at 794-5010.
Around the state, registration and drawings for duck blinds at Fort Gibson, Eufaula and Webbers Falls will take place Sept. 19 at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s field office in Porter, located between Wagoner and Muskogee on SH 69.
Registration for Fort Gibson will take place at 7 a.m., with drawings to follow at 8 a.m.
For blinds at Lake Eufaula, registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with drawings at 10:30 a.m.
Registration will begin at noon for Webbers Falls, with drawings at 1 p.m.
Sept. 19 also is the date when duck blind drawings will be held for Waurika and W.D. Mayo lakes, and permits will be issued for Canton Lake on a first-come, first-served basis. For Waurika, drawings will be held at 9 a.m. at the Corps of Engineers office, located at the Waurika Lake dam. Drawings for W.D. Mayo will be held at 10 a.m. at the Spiro City Council chambers in Spiro.
Duck blind permits for Canton Lake will be issued from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Overlook Café on the south end of Canton Lake dam.
Hunters also may be drawn for duck blinds at Ft. Supply. Drawings will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Wildlife Department’s northwest region field office in Woodward.
Applicants must be 16 years of age and must have a current Oklahoma hunting or combination license, a valid state waterfowl license and a federal duck stamp, unless they are exempt.
Additionally, they need a valid Harvest Information Program (HIP) Permit. Applicants must be present at the drawings to be eligible.
Oklahoma waterfowlers will be able to hunt pintails and canvasbacks throughout the entire waterfowl season this year as well as take an additional wood duck as part of their daily limit of six ducks.
Reservoirs allowing temporary blinds only (constructed for only one hunt and must be removed at the end of the hunt) include Altus-Lugert, Arbuckle, Birch, Broken Bow, Chouteau (L&D 17), Copan, Fort Cobb, Heyburn, Hugo, Hulah, Kaw, Keystone, Mountain Park, Newt Graham (L&D 18), Oologah, Optima, Pine Creek, Robert S. Kerr (L&D 15), Skiatook, Tenkiller, Texoma and Wister.
No permit is required for temporary blinds.