The Ohio Wildlife Council received two updates to the upcoming 2021-22 waterfowl hunting seasons during its regularly scheduled meeting last week. Both updates were prepared by the Ohio Division of Wildlife following feedback from hunters.
The first updated proposal moves North Zone waterfowl dates for the 2021-22 season to align duck and goose hunting and include opportunities during the holidays.
New North Zone duck hunting dates were proposed from Saturday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 31, and from Saturday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Jan. 2. New North Zone goose hunting dates were proposed from Saturday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 31, and from Saturday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 5.
The second updated proposal changes the special waterfowl hunting weekend for youth hunters, active-duty military, and military veterans to Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3. Because this season is traditionally held during the first weekend in October, this proposal aligns the 2021 dates with previous years.
Individuals interested in providing comments are asked to call 614-265-6304 at least two days prior to the meeting to register. All comments are required to be three minutes or less. The Ohio Wildlife Council’s next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, April 7.