Get Out There!
There's so much to the hunt. The quiet. The camaraderie. The adventure.
Get your license and permits
You'll need a license to hunt on public or private land in Ohio. Your license is determined by your age and residency status.
>> Learn which license you need.
>> Purchase an Ohio hunting license now
Additional permits may be required to hunt or trap specific game in Ohio. Permits are available online or through license sales outlets.
Pick a season for your outing
Hunting seasons are carefully controlled in Ohio. Whether you're after white-tailed deer, wild turkey, or waterfowl, be sure to check the dates and bag limits for adult and youth hunts.
>> View Ohio's hunting opening/closing dates and bag limits.
Find a public hunting area
Wetlands. Woods. Prairies. You name it. The Division of Wildlife maintains vast public hunting areas throughout Ohio.
>> Download Wildife Area Maps.
>> Top 10 Counties
Obtain permission to hunt on private land
It's more than a courtesy. Hunters must carry written permission of the landowner, and show respect to owners of adjacent land.
>> Access permission forms and review the ethics of private land hunting.
Get the scoop on controlled hunts
Take a chance, and be a part of something special. These exclusive hunts are available by drawing only. Controlled hunts vary by hunter age, location, implement, and more. Most drawings provide two permits, so you can take a partner.
>> Learn about and apply for a controlled hunt.
Keep yourself safe
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