Ohio Pickerel Creek Will Hold Youth Muzzleloader Deer Hunts

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Post card applications must be postmarked by December 8

A lottery card drawing will be held for youth muzzleloader deer hunts on January 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2012 in portions of the State Wildlife Refuge on the Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. 

Interested youth hunters, ages 17 and younger, may apply by mailing a 4 x 6 inch post card to the Wildlife District Two Office; 952 Lima Avenue; Findlay, OH 45840.  Print the name, address, and phone number of the applicant on the card with the words “Pickerel Creek Youth Muzzleloader Deer Hunt” at the top. Postcards must be postmarked by December 8, 2011. Eight permits will be issued per day. The drawing will be on the December 19 with permits will to be mailed out on the December 20 to successful applicants. 

The Division of Wildlife conducts controlled hunts on professionally managed areas throughout the state for youth. These hunts provide a unique opportunity for young hunters to learn from their mentors.

If you would like more information about these hunts go to the Division of Wildlife’s webpage at wildohio.com and look for the controlled hunt tab.

The ODNR 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.


Retired2hunt's picture

  Definitely a very unique


Definitely a very unique opportunity for the Ohio youth - one for the limited opportunity offered within this specific SWA and two for the extra challenge in using a muzzleloader for the hunt.  This is definitely a mentoring program based on those two situations.  I also like this as it was not opened to the general hunting public but only for Ohio youth - a great additional youth program offered here.  There are only 32 tags provided in total so it does limit the offer to those youth within a fair distance the opportunity to partake in this rare experience.  But you also can't play if you don't try... so good luck to those Ohio youth that send in their postcard entries.


hunter25's picture

ANother state offer a youth

ANother state offer a youth only hunt, great seeing these and hopefully there will be more offered in other places. Sounds like a great opportunity for the kids, especially using a muzzleloader as that adds a bit more difficulty to the hunt. Having to mail the application instead of an online deal might help make sure the kids that are really interested are the ones that draw the tag.