Ohio Closes Preserve for Controlled Hunts

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According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Lake KatharineState Nature Preserve in JacksonCountywill be closed to the public on November 29 through December 1 due to special controlled deer hunts.

These hunts are being held in cooperation with ODNR's Division of Wildlife. Special permits were awarded through a lottery drawing held earlier this fall. There are no more permits available.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the special hunts at Lake KatharineState Nature Preserve, please contact the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves at (740) 286-2487.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.

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ecubackpacker's picture

We have a lot of these type

We have a lot of these type of permit hunts available to us in NC too. I usually get drawn for 1 or more hunts every year. I rarely get drawn for my first hunt choices as these are the most popular hunts across this region but I usually get drawn for some type of hunt permit for local gamelands.

This year I was drawn for a couple of new hunt areas. It is tough to hunt these places for the first time, therefore, I plan on buying a small game permit in Jan to use as a hunt opportunity for squirrels and a scouting opportunity for deer.

I also was drawn for several bear hunts on permited lands but I don't know if I'll make it there this year.

CVC, what is the cost for permits? Our system allows you to apply for up to 5 hunt choices per permit area for a fee of $10, so $2 per choice.

CVC's picture

There is no extra cost for

There is no extra cost for the permits or to apply.  You just need a license and permit that you would normally need to hunt deer.

CVC's picture

I wonder how successful the

I wonder how successful the hunters who participated in this hunt were, not only in taking a deer, but in terms of quality trophy deer?  I apply sometimes for special area hunts here in Kansas.  I've never drawn, but it is nice to have an opportunity to hunt areas not normally open for hunting.