Controlled Hunt Applications Due July 31st

Send by email Printer-friendly version Share this

Hunters wanting to participate in this fall’s controlled deer and waterfowl hunts have until July 31 to submit permit applications for a lottery drawing, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

These special hunts are held each fall on certain public areas to provide additional hunting opportunities.

“Many hunters are finding it convenient to obtain detailed information on each hunt and a downloadable application on the department’s web site at,” said Korey Brown, controlled hunt coordinator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “Applications are also available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold, or by calling the Division of Wildlife’s toll-free information line at 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543).”

Controlled hunt applications may also be obtained from wildlife district offices located in Akron, Athens, Columbus, Findlay and Xenia. A non-refundable application fee of three dollars for each controlled hunt must be included with the application.

Hunters, selected at random from submitted applications, will receive mailed notification in September.

Special waterfowl hunts will be conducted at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (Lucas County), and on the Magee Marsh (Ottawa County), Mosquito Creek (Trumbull County) and Mercer (Mercer County) state wildlife areas.

Special deer hunts are slated for the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (Lucas County), Ravenna Training & Logistics Site (Portage County), Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve (Jackson County), as well as the Mosquito Creek (Trumbull County) and Killdeer Plains (Wyandot County) state wildlife areas.

More specific information about hunt dates and locations, including opportunities dedicated to youths, women, and hunters confined to a wheelchair, can be found on the application.