MARQUETTE, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake announce the annual waterfowl blind permit drawing. Due to the global pandemic and safety considerations for all, this event will be a virtual application process, completely done online. The random lottery drawing will be held by Kanopolis Lake staff to determine order of site selection and permit application for 12 waterfowl blind locations.
The virtual application period will run from Saturday, August 28, 2021 through Sunday, September 12, 2021. Participants must be at least 16 years of age and only one member per household are allowed in the application process. Applications can be submitted by email to Ranger Beckman at Kanopolis@usace.army.mil or mailed to Kanopolis Lake Project Office; 105 Riverside Dr; Marquette, KS 67464.
Issuance of the waterfowl blind permit allows drawn applicants the ability to place a blind for more than 24 hours in an assigned area on the shoreline. The permit for designated areas will end Feb. 13, 2022 and all blinds must be removed by Feb. 27, 2022.
Previous year drawings included 25 blind locations however blind locations 13-25 will not be included in this year’s drawing. They were removed due to lack of interest in those locations and easier public access in that area. The blind locations that were removed can still be accessed but blinds left more than 24 hours are no longer allowed except for in drawing blind locations 1-12, for successful applicants.
During the waterfowl season the lake levels will likely fluctuate and that could change conditions on the blind locations.
For additional questions, contact Kanopolis Park Ranger Brandon Beckman at 785-230-9122.
Ranger Email: Kanopolis@usace.army.mil