Outdoors Notebook: Duck blind drawings coming for Lake Overholser, Lake Draper

BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, email@opubco.com Modified: September 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm •  Published: September 2, 2012

Drawings for the duck blinds this waterfowl season at Lake Overholser and Lake Draper will be Sept. 12 and 15.

The drawing for spots at Lake Overholser begins at 8 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Lake Overholser pavilion, 1200 East Overholser Drive.


The Lake Draper drawing will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 15 at the lake marina, located east of SE 104 and West Draper Drive.

Participants must be age 18 or older and possess a current Oklahoma City hunting permit and an Oklahoma state-hunting license to qualify for the drawing.

Permits will be available for purchase before the drawings. City permits cost $3 per day or $12.50 annually. The purchase of a hunting permit is unconditional and no refunds can be made.

A copy of the blind site locations and hunting regulations will be posted at the drawing site. All hunting must be from designated blinds. There will be no bank hunting or hunting from watercraft allowed.

For more information, contact the Oklahoma City Police Department's Lake Overholser patrol station at 789-3746 or the Lake Draper patrol station at 794-5010.

Goose, teal seasons to open

The September teal and resident Canada goose season both open Saturday. The resident Canada goose season goes through Sept. 17 while teal season will last through Sept. 23.

Shooting hours for both seasons is one half-hour before official sunrise to official sunset. Hunters can harvest eight geese daily and four teal daily.

Bluewing and greenling teal are the first ducks to travel through Oklahoma as they migrate southward on their traditional journey to wintering grounds in Mexico and Central and South America.

Gun club schedules sight-in days

The September teal and resident Canada goose season both open Saturday. The resident Canada goose season goes through Sept. 17 while teal season will last through Sept. 23.

Shooting hours for both seasons is one half-hour before official sunrise to official sunset. Hunters can harvest eight geese daily and four teal daily.

Bluewing and greenling teal are the first ducks to travel through Oklahoma as they migrate southward on their traditional journey to wintering grounds in Mexico and Central and South America.

The Oklahoma City Gun Club will be open its Benchrest range to the public Sept. 15-16 for hunters to sight in their guns for the upcoming hunting seasons.

The cost is $5 per gun. Shooters should bring eye and ear protection.

The sight-in days are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gun club members will be there to assist shooters.


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