Ohio Youth Muzzleloader Season Applications Due Dec 4th

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A lottery card drawing will be held for a youth muzzleloader deer hunt during the statewide muzzleloader deer season January 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2010. The hunt will take place in portions of the State Wildlife Refuge on the Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area. Youth ages 17 and younger may participate. Interested youth hunters may apply by mailing a 4 x 6 inch post card to the Wildlife District Two Office; 952 Lima Avenue; Findlay, OH 45840. Applicants need to print their name, address and phone number on the card with the words "Pickerel Creek Youth Muzzleloader Deer Hunt" printed at the top. Postcards must be postmarked by December 4, 2009. Eight permits will be issued per day. The rules listed below must be followed.

  • 1. Each hunter must be appropriately licensed and accompanied by a non-hunting adult.
  • 2. There will be no check-in or check out. Youth hunters with issued permits may hunt from ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • 3. Only deer are legal during this hunt.
  • 4. Each hunter will receive a map of the controlled hunting area along with the location of a designated parking area.
  • 5. Hunters must park in their designated parking areas, and must also access the area from their parking location.
  • 6. Hunters must hunt within the designated area specified on the map. No one is permitted to hunt outside of designated area on the map.
  • 7. Permits must be completed and placed in the permit box located at the Pickerel Creek check station at the end of the hunt.
  • 8. Hunters should be aware that controlled trapping is taking place in the area.
  • 9. All State of Ohio deer hunting laws apply unless other wise stated.
  • 10. Bag limit is one deer per hunter.
  • 11. Please bring all necessary permits with you. Hunters must abide by the Zone A rules.
  • 12. Reminder that only 1 buck can be harvested in the state each year regardless of location.
  • 13. A hunter aware of any wildlife violation or hunt problem shall immediately contact the Sandusky County Wildlife Officer at 419.429.8393 or the TIP Program Hotline at 1-800-POACHER . All medical emergencies should be referred to the Sandusky County Sheriff's Department (Call 911).
  • 14. Permits are transferable. To transfer, please follow instructions on the permit. NOTE: It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, trade or barter any Division of Wildlife issued controlled hunting, fishing or trapping permit.