THOMSON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the hunting permit lottery drawing for Potters Marsh will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson.
Applications for the drawing will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.
A $10 application fee will be required. Applicants must apply in person and be present at the drawing. Lottery selections can choose from the 49 available sites. A $100 nonrefundable fee will be charged for each applicant who receives a hunt site.
Applicants are required to show the following information: photo identification; a valid firearm owner’s identification card for Illinois residence; and one of the following 2022 licenses: hunting, sportsman, federal waterfowl stamp or state duck stamp. Residents younger than 21 do not need a firearm owner’s identification card but must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 or older who has a valid card. Nonresidents can provide a current year license and a duck stamp from their state of residence. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
For information and copies of the regulations, call the refuge office at 815-273-2732 or stop in at 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson.