Hunting and Blinds

Hunting is permitted at Walborn Reservoir and Deer Creek Reservoir near Alliance.  Hunting licenses are required.  All state regulations apply with the following exceptions:

  • Deer hunting at Walborn Reservoir with a firearm is prohibited
  • Waterfowl hunting at Walborn Reservoir between Price St. and Marlboro Ave. is from designated duck blinds only
  • No waterfowl hunting from Walborn Reservoir blinds on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Visit the Ohio Division of Wildlife's hunting regulation webpage for more information.

 Walborn and Deer Creek Reservoir Hunting Zone Map

Waterfowl Blind Lottery

A lottery for the use the waterfowl blinds at Walborn Reservoir is typically held on the second Saturday in September at the Walborn Reservoir Marina. Registration for the lottery begins at 8 a.m., with the drawing at 9 a.m. Duck Blind Reservations can also be made after the lottery. 

Blinds are also available for early goose season and youth hunt programs. Blind 7A is accessible and about 200 hundred yards from the parking area on Reeder Ave.

Hunters must be present for the drawing to claim days.  All Ohio and federal hunting and fishing regulations apply. Blinds will be available for a non-refundable fee of $10 per day paid by cash or by check at the lottery. Participants should bring the following:

  1. Photo identification
  2. Last year's or this year's hunting license
  3. Last year's or this year's federal and state duck stamps

In Person Reservations

Duck Blind Reservations can be made in person at the Exploration Gateway (5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708) after the day of the lottery.  The first time you make a reservation you should bring the following:

  1. Photo identification
  2. Last year's or this year's hunting license
  3. Last year's or this year's federal and state duck stamps

 

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