LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
This primitive weapons deer hunting area is northeast of Burr Oak State Park, near Glouster, Ohio. Other nearby towns include Corning on the west edge of the area and McConnelsville, five miles to the northeast. State Routes 78 and 555 provide access to the interior of the area. State Route 37 forms a portion of the northern boundary and State Route 13 forms part of the western boundary.
Wildcat Hollow is the name given this rugged, scenic area that includes approximately 49,000 acres of public and private land. Users of private land must first obtain the written permission of the landowner before hunting. Available public lands include about 7,632 acres of Wayne National Forest and almost all of the 3,800-acre Wolf Creek Wildlife Area. Approximately 40 percent of the area is wooded and intermixed with crop fields, permanent pasture, brushy stream borders, and former crop fields returning to forest conditions.
All deer harvested within the Wildcat Hollow area must be checked at the Wolf Creek Wildlife Area Headquarters on State Route 78 or by a wildlife officer within the primitive weapons area.
Southeastern Ohio is well known as a hilly, challenging area. To better prepare for your trip, consider purchasing topographic maps of the area. These maps of the Wildcat Hollow Primitive Weapons Area show the area in greater detail. In addition to illustrating the topography of the terrain, they show woodland cover, streams, roads, trails, electric power lines, buildings, and other features. The names of the topographic maps covering this area are: Deavertown, covering the northwest quarter of the area; Rokeby Lock, covering the northeast quarter; Corning, covering the southwest quarter; and Ringgold, covering the southeast quarter of the area. These maps may be purchased from the: Geologic Records Center, Ohio Geological Survey, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. C1, Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693; telephone (614) 265-6576 (voice) or (800) 750-0750 (Ohio Relay). Please call for the current map prices.
Camping facilities are available at the public land units in the area. There are primitive campgrounds at the Wolf Creek Wildlife Area and the Wayne National Forest. Nonelectric sites with showers and flush toilets are available at the nearby Burr Oak State Park.
To learn more about the public lands of Wildcat Hollow, contact the Division of Wildlife, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G, Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693; telephone (614) 265-6300 and request a Wolf Creek Wildlife Area Map. This map can also be obtained from the Division of Wildlife, District Four Office, 360 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701; telephone (740) 589-9930. For information on the Wayne National Forest, contact the Geologic Records Center, Ohio Geological Survey, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. C1, Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693.
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