Hunting and Blinds

2017 Duck Blinds at Walborn Reservoir: The waterfowl blind lottery scheduled for Sept. 9, 2017 and blind reservations will not be available in 2017 due to low water levels at Walborn Reservoir.  Open hunting will be permitted, but since the blinds are not currently surrounded by water, it will be strictly open hunting with no blinds provided. Waterfowl hunters wishing to hunt on the main body of the reservoir (between Price St. and Reeder Ave.) must hunt near a currently existing blind location.  Hunters must sign in before launching at the check-in station located near the marina front window.  This will also show what locations are currently available and prevent crowding of other hunters.   Hunt locations cannot be reserved.  Sign-in is strictly first come, first serve.
**Hunting on Walborn Reservoir will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays**
The boat launch located near the Eagle Observation Area off Marlboro Ave. is also closed to boats due to low water.  Canoes and kayaks may access the hunting locations. Low water and mud will make launching difficult.  Please call the Natural Resources Dept. at 330.933.0020 with any questions.

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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