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August 1 to November 25

Hunting Permits Now Available - Click Here 

New this year - Each person must fill out the permit application and waiver.  Filling out permits/waivers for other hunters is prohibited.  Parents or guardians can fill out the permit/waiver for any minors. You may download the hunting permit and waiver at the link above. After completing both forms, you may bring them to Nixon Nature Center or John C. Rudy Park for approval OR you may scan the completed forms and email them to Upon approval, we will stamp your permit and email it back to you to print and carry with you while hunting. 

Permits available now - November 25.

August 20

Goose Hunting Permit Lottery

Hand out Goose Blind Permits at Bass Pavilion in William H. Kain County Park. Hunters must be at Bass Pavilion by 5:30 P.M. Permits will be handed out by a lottery system starting at 5:45 P.M. No applications will be accepted after 5:45 P.M.

September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23

Goose Hunting Dates

Goose hunting dates. A limited number of hunters (5 sites) will be allowed to hunt geese in William H. Kain County Park in the area between Hess Farm Rd, Iron Stone Hill Rd, Lake Rd and Log Rd. This area will be closed to all other park visitors until 11:00 A.M. on the dates listed above. A Park Ranger and/or Assistant Director will be on site during this hunt.

November 19

Antlerless Deer Permit Available for Kain & Rocky Ridge Parks

Antlerless Deer Permits handed out on a first come first serve basis (or lottery if needed).   Permits will be handed out at Nixon Park from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Hunters must have an antlerless deer license; Shotgun/slug or flintlock muzzleloaders only.
KAIN PARK:  50 permits for Dec. 7 & 8 and 50 permits for Dec. 9 
ROCKY RIDGE: 33 permits for Dec. 7 & 8 and 33 permits for Dec. 9

December 7, 8, & 9

Park CLOSED for hunting

Kain and Rocky Ridge County Parks will be closed to general public for a special antlerless deer hunt. Special permit is needed. ***See above “November: Antlerless Deer Permits” for more information.