The application period for the 2023-24 season-long (Tier 1) duck blinds is open now and will close July 19 at 11:59 p.m. (CDT). Results will be available on your GoOutdoors account, released via email, and announced at in-person events on August 5. All applications must be submitted through Check out the website for complete information.


    Only those who hold a resident license may apply.
    You must have a current, valid license to hunt waterfowl in order to apply
    There is no application fee, only a license requirement.
    Your party must be between 4-8 licensed hunters who are at least 16 years old. Each member’s name will be included in the lottery so that parties of 8 will have 8 chances. At the time of the drawing, applicants with less than 4 party members will be disqualified.

    Hunters can apply for up to 48 options at one wildlife management area (WMA).

    456 season-long (Tier 1) blind sites will be available for the 2023-24 season and the process will remain similar to the 2022-23 season. Application and drawings are computerized and lottery-style with results emailed to all applicants (successful and unsuccessful). On August 5th, we will make in-person announcements at each of the traditional sites to support community events and will publicly read the Party Leader’s name and site they were drawn for. Shortly after all festivals conclude, we will email all applicants with results.

    All applications must be submitted through or any TWRA license agent. No mail-in applications are accepted. It is required that you include an email address for your account. All notifications will arrive only by email. You can log into your account at any time and see hunts you applied for, permits you were awarded, and your priority points balance.

    The next available application period will be Sept. 27-Oct. 17 for Tier 2 early segment duck quota hunts.