Hunting/Fishing Licenses Go On Sale Soon

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Anglers and hunters can purchase their 2004-2005 fishing and hunting licenses beginning February 15 at all vendor outlets across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

In an effort to make license buying more convenient, the ODNR Division of Wildlife will also offer Internet license sales, effective March 1. Any type of license or permit will be available via the Internet at

There are some changes in fees and license types this year, including a reduced-cost license for Ohio residents born on or after January 1, 1938 (those who begin turning 66 in 2004). Ohio seniors who were born on or before December 31, 1937 are eligible to receive free hunting and fishing licenses and permits.

Regular adult Ohio hunting and fishing licenses are $19; youth hunting licenses cost $10. The one-day Ohio fishing license costs $11, and that amount can later be applied to the purchase of an annual license.

Beginning this license year, non-resident youth hunters (age 15 and under) may purchase a hunting license at the same cost as resident youth hunters. Deer and turkey permits for all youth hunters are now half the cost ($12) of the permits for adults.