HPD’s hunting lottery Thursday

The annual Hancock Park District “hunting with permission lottery” for Hancock County residents and landowners will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, about six miles west of Findlay on U.S. 224.

The program is provided in cooperation with the state Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

A mandatory informational meeting, followed by the lottery, will cover rules and regulations for interested participants at the Heritage Trail Center in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Hunters must be present to participate in the lottery.

After the meeting, hunters will be able to enter any of the six categories in the following order: five deer/gun permits; five deer/muzzleloader permits; 20 small game permits; 20 deer/archery permits; four trapping permits at Litzenberg Memorial Woods; and five Litzenberg youth hunting permits.

The youth hunting permits will be given to individuals 11-17 years old at the time of the drawing. Permits will be issued after each drawing. Maps, parking passes and information sheets will be available.

After the drawing, participants selected for the youth hunting permits, and their adult companions, must attend a meeting about youth hunting. The youth hunting will be Nov. 22-23 on the Litzenberg property only.

Litzenberg daily permits will be available for individuals not drawn during the lottery. Ten daily permits per week will be available to the general public, including out-of-county residents, on a first-come, first-served basis.

However, daily permits will not be issued during gun and primitive weapons seasons.

For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.

An informational fact sheet is available under activity permits on the “Permits and Reservations” page at www.HancockParks.com.

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