Deadline to apply for Ohio’s controlled deer, waterfowl hunts is July 31

Applications are being accepted for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts for the 2019-2020 season, according to the Division of Wildlife, through Wednesday, July 31. The special hunts are held on selected areas to provide additional opportunities for Ohio’s hunters.

All youth and adult applicants must possess a 2019-2020 Ohio hunting license and meet the age requirements in order to apply for a controlled hunt. Hunters can complete the application process online using Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System at wildohio.gov. There is a non-refundable application fee of $3 per hunt.

Hunters will be randomly drawn from submitted applications. Successful applicants will be notified and provided additional hunt information by mail and email. Applicants are encouraged to visit Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System online to view the status of their application and, if selected, print their controlled hunt permit.

More specific information about hunt dates and locations, including opportunities dedicated to youth, women and mobility-impaired hunters can be found at wildohio.gov on the Controlled Hunts page.

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