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Duck blinds must be removed by May 1, 2017

Published March 30, 2017
Hunters wearing hunting gear with personal flotation gear, place duck decoys.

Hunters wearing hunting gear with personal flotation gear, place duck decoys.

YANKTON, S.D. – A reminder to hunters that had duck blinds permitted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers on Lewis and Clark Lake for the 2016-17 waterfowl season, that all blinds and related materials must be removed from Lewis and Clark Lake and public lands no later than May 1, 2017. Blinds and related personal property must be removed to protect the resource and to have minimal disturbance to wildlife. Blinds and personal property not removed by May 1 are subject to impoundment and/or citation by USACE Park Rangers.

Duck Blind Permit Applications for the 2017-18 Season are planned to be released in July 2017, and will be posted online at http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Dam-and-Lake-Projects/Missouri-River-Dams/Gavins-Point/ or may be picked up in person at the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center near Gavins Point Dam. You will be required to submit a new application at that time if you wish to be placed in the drawing for Units 1A or 1B, or have a permit in Unit 2 for the 2017-18 Waterfowl Season. As a reminder, a permit is NOT required for blinds that are removed from public lands/waters each day or for boat blinds.

Zachary Montreuil

Release no. 17-029