LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
This 46-acre wildlife area is situated in northeastern Ohio in western Holmes County. The area is located a half-mile south of State Route 3 and approximately 2 miles east of Loudonville. The area lies in the glaciated central hills region of Ohio, with moderately rolling topography.
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
The land for the Mohler Wildlife Area was deeded to the Division of Wildlife from the estate of Mr. Charles W. Mohler, in 1997. Mr. Mohler had managed this farm with wildlife in mind for many years. The present wildlife management plan provides for maintaining regular crop rotations (through cooperative management with local farmers), and maintenance and protection of existing woodlands and brushlands. This area is managed as a public use facility.
Deer, cottontail rabbit, fox squirrel, and woodchuck are the principal game species, and raccoon is the principal fur-bearer species.
A good variety of nesting and migrant birds utilize the area. Of particular interest is the spring migration of songbirds, especially warblers, in the brushy old pasture and mature woods south of the road.
HUNTING AND TRAPPING
Hunting for rabbits, deer and woodchucks is good on the area because of the uniform distribution of crop fields, shrubby coverts, grassland, and woods. Raccoon hunting and trapping is most productive along Plum Run and on the oak ridge on the south side of the area. The oak ridge is also productive for squirrel hunting.
PUBLIC USE FACILITIES
County and township roads provide good access to the wildlife area. A small parking lot has been built in the center of the area.
Further information may be obtained from the Area Manager, Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area, 1691 Centerville Road, Shreve, Ohio 44676, telephone (330) 567-3390; or from Wildlife District Three Office, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319, telephone (330) 644-2293.
TURN IN A POACHER
Ohio’s TIP, “Turn In a Poacher,” program is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state. TIP is designed to involve the public in reporting wildlife violations. Citizens who observe wildlife violations should call the TIP toll-free hotline at 1-800-POACHER.
Return to list of northeast Ohio wildlife areas.