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Conservation board will conduct lottery for archery permits at Lime Creek


This news story was published on August 6, 2020.
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MASON CITY – Effective for the 2020-21 Archery Deer Hunting Season, the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will conduct a lottery for the 35 annual archery permits at the Lime Creek Conservation Area.

Effective Monday August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am lottery application forms will be available. Application forms will be limited to one entry per individual and all applications must be completed in full and last year’s participants must have returned their survey to be eligible for the lottery.

Lottery applications may be completed and submitted online at this website or picked up at the conservation office. Office hours are M-F 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Application forms will be accepted until Friday, September 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Forms can be completed and submitted online, returned to our office in person, mailed to 3501 Lime Creek Rd, Mason City, IA 50401, by email to mermer@cgcounty.org, or faxed to 641-423-1566.

The archery deer hunting lottery will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:00 am in the Lime Creek Nature Center Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the scheduled lottery event. The 35 successful lottery applicants will receive by mail a permit and window tag that must be present while hunting at LCCA (Non-transferrable). All Iowa DNR deer hunting rules and regulations will apply. Hunters will be required to return a post season survey and will be prohibited to hunt the following year if the survey is not returned.

Contact the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board office at (641) 423-5309 with questions.

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3 Responses to Conservation board will conduct lottery for archery permits at Lime Creek

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Maybe the survey has questions about how the hunters can coexist with the other users of Lime Creek. It is a multi-use facility which makes it different from a usual hunting area.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Kinda sounds ridiculous that one must do a “survey” or not be eligible next year. Someone must be working on completing a Masters degree.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Why do they need to return a survey? They fill out the application and pay the fee. Why isn’t that enough? The people who hunt out there without a permit don’t seem to have a problem, and their jerky tastes just a good.