State Parks Announces Grand Island Waterfowl Blind Giveaways


Mon, 26 Sep 2022 06:00 am

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that lottery drawings are scheduled for the waterfowl hunting season at Beaver Island State Park.

Duck season will run from October 15 to January 1, 2023 (first half from October 15 to November 6) (second half from November 26 to January 1), goose season will run from October to January 15. and the waterfowl youth days are October 1 and 2. The youth search will be called on September 29.

All blinds will be issued with in-person drawings at Beaver Island State Park. Visit the website for draw sheet information, under the hunting tab.

The first drawing will take place at the main gates of the Falconwood (former casino), and the rest of the drawings will be at the park office. Please note the changes in the drawing time from previous years.

Hunters must pass the waterfowl identification course to participate in the door draws.

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).

Shutter no. 33 is no longer available. Golf course A and B shutters will be available after the course is closed for the season (around Election Day in November).

The state parks will include three ADA shutters, which are handicapped accessible. Blind No. 31 is located within Beaver Island State Park. Shutters #41 and 42 are located on East River Road in the Spicer Creek Wildlife Management Area (north of the cemetery). Waterfowl hunting is restricted to the universal wooden blind structure only.

For more information, call the park office at 716-773-3271 between 8:15 am and 4:15 pm on weekdays.