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First Of Ohio’s Deer Hunting Seasons Starts Saturday

23 Sep , 2020  

Hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer during the 2020-2021 archery season when it opens on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Approximately 375,000 people hunt deer in Ohio, making it the most sought-after animal in the state.

“Ohio hunters can expect another fantastic year of deer hunting,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We have some additional public land hunting opportunities and welcome all hunters. In addition, the new HuntFish OH mobile app provides hunters more flexibility to report their harvest, and offers additional resources while people are in the field. We are looking forward to another safe and successful season.”

Ohio’s 2020-2021 deer seasons include: More…

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Ohio Fall Hunting Seasons Begin Tuesday

1 Sep , 2020  

Hunting season is fast approaching, and Ohio’s hunters are invited to kick off the year beginning Tuesday, September 1 with opening days for squirrel, mourning dove, and more, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“Fall in Ohio is an exciting time with so many hunting opportunities available,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We encourage experienced hunters to take someone new with them this year and wish everyone a safe, successful, and enjoyable fall hunting season.”

Hunters are reminded to check regulations for changes to season dates and bag limits as the 2020 fall seasons begin. A summary of Ohio’s hunting and trapping regulations is available where licenses are sold and at wildohio.gov. More…

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HuntFish OH App Now Available From ODNR

27 Aug , 2020  

The free HuntFish OH mobile app is available now for Ohio’s outdoors enthusiasts to conveniently purchase fishing and hunting licenses, check game, and view wildlife area maps, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The HuntFish OH mobile app is available for Android and iOS users and can be found in the app store.

“Many people are using their mobile devices to purchase hunting and fishing licenses and other Division of Wildlife products. This new app will make those transactions easier,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We are excited to launch this new resource to help our customers.” More…

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Apply Now for Ohio’s Controlled Hunting Opportunities

6 Jul , 2020  

Hunters can apply now for any of the hundreds of controlled hunting opportunities available on Ohio’s public lands during the 2020-2021 season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Controlled hunts include opportunities for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, mourning doves and more. The application period is open until Friday, July 31.

These special hunts are held on selected areas to provide additional opportunities for Ohio’s hunting enthusiasts. Hunts are available through ODNR Divisions of Wildlife, Parks & Watercraft and Natural Areas & Preserves. Hunters may apply for the controlled hunts by completing the application process online using Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System at wildohio.gov. More…

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Deer Hunting Sees Bigger Numbers In 2019

2 Dec , 2019  

Ohio’s archery hunters have taken close to 75,000 white-tailed deer thus far during the early part of the season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Through Tuesday, Nov. 26, archery hunters have checked 74,838 deer. Last year, archery accounted for 46% of the deer season total.

The count is higher than last year across the state and in Richland County as well.
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First Hunting Season Has Begun

29 Sep , 2019  

Richland County hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer as archery season opened on Saturday.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, the white-tailed deer is the most sought-after game animal in Ohio. Approximately 370,000 people hunted deer in the state last year. More…

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Archery Hunting To Be Available At Malabar; Drawing To Be Held

31 Aug , 2019  

More than 1,000 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available this coming season to archers as part of controlled hunts at Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm, and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Hunters must be present at the drawing location if they are interested in hunting.

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Ohio Wildlife Council Sets Hunting Seasons; Makes Changes at Meeting

12 Apr , 2019  

The Ohio Wildlife Council approved Ohio’s 2019-2020 hunting season dates and bag limits at its meeting on Wednesday. In addition, the council approved to increase the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020. More…

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available Soon

26 Feb , 2019  

Richland County’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new state licenses.

On Friday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2019-2020 hunting and fishing licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Deer Hunt Numbers Down This Year, Weather Cited A Possible Reason

7 Dec , 2018  

Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period.  More…

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Deer Hunting Season Beginning Soon; We’ve Got Details

12 Nov , 2018  

Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Malabar Farm State Park Offering Archery Hunting; Lottery Set

19 Sep , 2018  

Approximately 1,600 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available to archers as part of controlled hunts at Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters must be present at the drawing location they are interested in hunting. Deer harvested in these controlled hunts will not count against a hunter’s statewide, county or public land bag limit. More…

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Nearby County Declared Deer Disease Surveillance Area

2 Sep , 2018  

As of August 1, portions of Holmes and Tuscarawas counties have been declared a Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to monitor Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Ohio’s Controlled Hunting Applications Coming June 1

23 May , 2018  

Applications will soon be accepted for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts on selected areas during the 2018-2019 season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The application period opens on Friday, June 1, and runs through Tuesday, July 31. More…

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Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2018-2019 Hunting Regulations

19 May , 2018  

The 2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season. More…

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