The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced lottery drawings for waterfowl hunting season have been scheduled at Beaver Island State Park.
Duck season will run from Oct. 15 through Jan. 1, 2023 (first half Oct. 15 through Nov. 6) (second half Nov. 26 through Jan. 1), Goose season will run from Oct. 22 through Jan. 15, and waterfowl youth days are Oct. 1-2. Youth hunt will be call-in on Sept. 29.
All blinds will be issued with in-person draws at Beaver Island State Park. Visit the website for draw sheet information, under the hunting tab.
The first draw will be held in the main doors of the Falconwood (old casino), and the balance of the draws will be at the park office. Note the draw time changes from past years.
Hunters must show proof of the waterfowl ID course to participate in the draws at the door.
Hunters must have a valid New York state small game hunting license with a signed duck stamp and proof of registration in the harvest information program (HIP).
Blind No. 33 is no longer available. Golf course blind A & B will be available after the course is closed for the season (around Election Day in November).
State Parks will be including three ADA blinds, which are handicap-accessible. Blind No. 31 is located within Beaver Island State Park. Blinds No. 41 and 42 are located on East River Road at Spicer Creek Wildlife Management Area (north of the cemetery). Waterfowl hunting is restricted to the wooden universal blind structure only.
For more information, call the park office at 716-773-3271 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. weekdays.