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Patoka Lake has determined hunt dates for its three waterfowl resting areas for 2019-2020.

The Sycamore Creek area will remain closed this year to act as a refuge for waterfowl, offering them a place of little disturbance.

Waters lying east of Walls Boat Ramp, as well as the Allen Creek area, will be open to waterfowl hunting, fishing, trapping, and motorized and non-motorized boat traffic on specified days beginning Nov. 1, 2019 and continuing through Feb. 29, 2020.

Patoka Lake lies within the waterfowl hunting Southern Zone. The open dates are:

Nov. 2, 3, and 30
Dec. 1, 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 22, 27, 28, and 29
Jan. 3, 4, 8, 11, 14, 18, 22, 25, and 26
Southern Zone
Ducks Regular Season
Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 28, 29, and 30
Dec. 1, 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 22, 27, 28, and 29
Jan. 3, 4, 8, 11, 14, 18, 22, 25, 26, 31
Feb. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9
Southern Zone
Geese Regular Season

Hunters are reminded that they are required to use the self-service hunter check stations around Patoka Lake. Hunter check-in cards are to be turned in daily, even if no birds are harvested. Special regulations, state, and federal game stamps and licenses, and non-toxic shot are all required by law to hunt migratory waterfowl. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Maps for locations of hunter check stations, maps of the waterfowl resting areas, and other information about Patoka Lake can be found at the Patoka Lake park office. For more information, contact Patoka Lake at 812-685-2464.

Patoka Lake (on.IN.gov/patokalake) is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.