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Lotteries set up for hunting blinds
Friday, September 03, 2004
A lottery for waterfowl hunting blinds at LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County will be held at the Geauga County Fairgrounds on Sept. 23. Young hunters can apply by mail for hunting blinds at LaDue and Mogadore reservoirs for the youth waterfowl season on Oct. 9-10.

Hunters must bring a 2004 hunting license, and valid federal and state duck stamps for the LaDue Reservoir waterfowl blind lottery, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The permits for blind sites will be good for one week of the waterfowl season. Hunting is allowed on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until noon.

There is no fee. As hunters are drawn, they can choose their blind site and hunting dates. The permit holder is allowed two hunting partners each day.

Applications will be accepted by mail for the drawing for hunting blinds for the two-day youth waterfowl season at LaDue and Mogadore reservoirs. LaDue has 10 blind sites and Mogadore has 12. Two licensed youth hunters 17 years of age or younger may hunt a single blind site.

Youth applicants should send a postcard addressed to either the LaDue or Mogadore site, Ohio Division of Wildlife, District 3, 912 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron 44319. Include name, address and telephone number of a parent or adult hunting partner, not the youth applicant. An adult must accompany the youth hunters. The deadline is Sept. 24.

For information, call 330-644-2293.

Skeet winners:

Bruce Poyer of Rome, Ohio, won the High Over All and High All Around crowns at the recent Ohio State Skeet Association's state championships.

Poyer broke 100 straight clay targets to nip Sue Huszai of Parma Heights by a single target to win the doubles title. He also won a shoot-off with Scott Jonas of West Chester, Ohio, to take the 12-gauge crown, and he captured the .410-caliber event. Mark Leo of Atwater, Ohio, was the 20-gauge titlist, and Bob MacDougall of Aurora took the 28-gauge event.

Sportsmen rally:

Ohio hunters and anglers will rally in Columbus on Sept. 11 to support the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, a lobbying group to bring dove hunting to Ohio. The eighth annual Ohio Sportsmen's Rally begins at 3 p.m. at the Aladdin Shrine Temple in Columbus. Call the USSA for tickets ($50) at 614-888-4868.

Women's weekend:

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop developed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife will be Oct. 8-10 at Recreation Unlimited in Delaware County. Workshops range from firearms and safety to backpacking, basic shotgun, deer hunting and wildlife gardening. For fee schedule and reservations, call Jen Dennison at 614-265-6316, or visit

Walleye winners:

Ron Gazvoda of Lakewood, Colo., won the final event of the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail season recently at Escanaba, Mich. He won $64,000 with 10 walleyes weighing 56 pounds. Hubbard, Ohio, anglers Todd Robinson (13th, 34.62 pounds) and James McGowan (42nd, 21.56 pounds) finished in the top 50. Tommy Skarlis of Walker, Minn., finished third with 50.81 pounds and won the PWT Angler of the Year title and $50,000.

The PWT championship is Sept. 17-19 on Lake Superior's Keweenaw Bay and the local waterways around Houghton, Mich.

To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:, 216-999-6136

© 2004 The Plain Dealer. Used with permission.

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