Permit distribution for the Canada goose hunting season, which runs from March 1-10 for Fort Niagara, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks, will be done by lottery. The lotteries for hunting during these times will be held Feb. 26 for hunting March 1-5, and March 5 for hunting March 6-10.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the drawing will be done at 6 p.m. at the Fort Niagara State Park maintenance building
To be eligible to participate in the lottery drawing, hunters must have a current New York state small game license, a federal migratory bird stamp, a harvest information program number, and must have successfully completed the New York state waterfowl identification course. A dog or a boat for retrievals is also required.
For additional information on these parks drawings, call 716-745-7273.