hunting

Proposals Heard For 2023-24 Hunting Seasons


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Wildlife Council heard proposals on the 2023-24 small game, waterfowl, and wild turkey hunting seasons at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Proposed 2023-24 dates are similar to current hunting seasons. No changes were proposed for daily and season limits. Proposals on […]

Ohio’s Muzzleloader Season Ended Tuesday With Deer Being Taken in All 88 Counties


COLUMBUS – Hunters checked 13,617 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season that concluded on Tuesday, Jan. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. This total accounts for all deer taken with a muzzleloader or archery equipment during the four-day season. Over the last three years, an average of 11,429 deer were taken during the muzzleloader […]

Farmers And Deer Hunters Encouraged By ODNR TO Feed The Hungry In Ohio

ODNR will pay for processing and packaging fees for donations of venison which will be the be issued to www.feedthehungry.org and local food pantries

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has contributed $25,000 in a grant to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) to support local food banks with donated venison. The organization will use the funding to pay for white-tailed deer harvested by hunters to be processed and distributed to charitable organizations in Ohio. Additional funding […]

Gun Hunters Check 15,163 Deer During Extra Weekend


COLUMBUS – Ohio hunters checked 15,163 deer during the extra weekend of deer gun hunting on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. In the same two-day period over the last three years, hunters checked an average of 12,944 deer. Hunters took 9,619 deer on the same weekend […]

Youth Hunters Harvest 9,515 Deer During Two-Day Season


COLUMBUS – The two-day special youth hunting season concluded with 9,515 deer harvested on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Each fall, hunters 17 and younger take to the woods with a nonhunting adult for a special weekend of deer gun hunting. “Sharing a love and appreciation for Ohio’s […]

Ohio’s Deer Gun Hunting Season Begins Nov. 19


COLUMBUS – A favorite fall tradition for many Ohioans includes a trip to pursue deer during the annual gun hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The first of those is the youth deer gun hunting season on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20. The weeklong gun season open to all hunters kicks off […]

Ohio Archery Hunters Report Successful 2022 Season


COLUMBUS – Ohio’s archery hunters have taken 48,583 deer through Sunday, Nov. 6, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The average bow harvest for the first seven weekends over the past three years is 54,021 deer. Through the same date in 2021, hunters checked 52,613 deer. Ohio’s top 10 counties for archery harvest through […]

Annual Pheasant Releases Begin Oct. 22


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will release ring-necked pheasants at public hunting areas in late October and November. Releases will begin Saturday, Oct. 22 during Ohio’s youth small game hunting season. Each fall, the Division of Wildlife releases male pheasants (roosters) at 25 public hunting areas throughout Ohio. More than 14,000 pheasants are […]

Mechanicburg Man Convicted of Fraud in Hunting Lease Scheme


COLUMBUS – An Ohio man was convicted of wire fraud and sentenced to prison for his role in an illegal scheme to solicit payments and sell hunting leases on properties where he had no authority, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The U.S. District Court in Southern Ohio found Nathan L. Knox, 30, of […]

Deer Archery Season Opens September 24


COLUMBUS – With schools back in session and summer ending, the next milestone in the calendar for many Ohioans is the start of white-tailed deer archery hunting season. Ohio’s popular deer archery season opens statewide Saturday, Sept. 24, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. “Deer hunting is a tradition in Ohio,” said Governor Mike […]