Lottery under way for bird hunts

FINDLAY – Hunters interested in hunting Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area in Sandusky County on opening day of teal season are encouraged to enter a lottery, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Deadline for submitting a lottery entry is Aug. 5.

Adults and youths can apply for adult morning hunts. Only youth ages 17 and younger can apply for youth afternoon hunts.

To apply, applicants must submit a postcard listing name, address and phone number. Only one postcard per applicant is allowed and no duplicates may be submitted. Postcards should be sent to ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840. Postcards need to be labeled at the top for the particular hunt in which the hunter is applying (adult teal or youth teal).

Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area is in Sandusky County off US 6 between Fremont and Sandusky.

For more information, call (800) WILDLIFE or visit