The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual duck blind drawings for Fort Niagara, Joseph Davis, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks have been scheduled. Drawings will take place at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the Fort Niagara Park Maintenance Building on Oct. 24 and 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 29; Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26; and Jan. 2 and 9, 2020.
To be eligible for a permit, hunters must have a current New York state small game license, a federal migratory bird stamp, a harvest information program (HIP) number, and must have successfully completed the state waterfowl identification course. A dog or boat for retrievals is also required. Call 716-745-7273 for additional details.