Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hunting Season

Hunting Season is here, and I'm not talking about looking for new problems in the hills. Ohio's hunting season as been in full swing for a while now, however there is one week a year that catches my attention a little more then others. That week is referred to a "Deer Gun Week" around here, it lasts from November 30th through December 6th. This is the only week that Hunters are permitted to hunt deer with a gun, besides a couple special weekends.

I want to let people know about this Deer Gun Week due to the affect that it has on the local climbing. Several of the areas that are mentioned in this blog and that allow climbing are also open to hunters during the above mentioned dates. So be careful if your out and about in the woods this week, make sure to wear bright colors and beware of your surroundings.

Even in areas as such as the Trailer Park I have seen hunters. The best places to climb during this week would probably be COAD and Witches.

Below is some info on Ohio's Hunting from ODNR' page.


Deer Zones and Bag Limits

Deer Permit ($24)
Antlerless Deer Permit ($15)

Zone
Opening Date
Closing Date
Limit
Opening Date
Closing Date
Limit
Total
A
Sept 26, 2009
Feb 7, 2010
1
Sept 26, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
1
2
B
Sept 26, 2009
Feb 7, 2010
2
Sept 26, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
2
4
C
Sept 26, 2009
Feb 7, 2010
3
Sept 26, 2009
Dec 6, 2009
3
6

Deer Hunting Hours

Archery season hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Hours for deer hunting are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset for the Youth Deer Gun Season, Deer Gun Season, the Early Muzzleloader Season, and Statewide Muzzleloader Season.

09-2010 Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limits

SPECIES

OPENING DATE

CLOSING DATE

DAILY BAG

White-tailed Deer: Archery

September 26

February 7

Refer to Deer Hunting Section for details on zone and bag limits

White-tailed Deer: Early Muzzleloader
Wildcat Hollow,
Salt Fork Wildlife Area, Shawnee State Forest

October 19

October 24
White-tailed Deer:
Youth Gun
November 21
November 22
White-tailed Deer:
Gun
November 30
December 6

White-tailed Deer:
Gun (extended)

December 19
December 20

White-tailed Deer:
Muzzleloader

January 9
January 12

Wild Turkey:
Fall

October 10

November 29

Refer to Turkey Hunting Section for details on seasonal bag limits

Wild Turkey: Spring

April 19

May 16

Squirrel
(gray, red, fox, black)

September 1

January 31

6

Mourning Dove

September 1 - Refer to Publication 298 or Small Game Section

Ruffed Grouse

October 10

January 31

2

Goose and Brant
Refer to Waterfowl Season Dates or refer to Publication 295
Click here to review all Waterfowl Season Information
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers and Canvasbacks
Refer to Waterfowl Season Dates or refer to Publication 295
Click here to review all Waterfowl Season Information

Cottontail Rabbit

November 6

February 28

4

Ringneck Pheasant

November 6

January 10

2 (cock pheasants only)

Bobwhite Quail

November 6

November 29

4

Fox, Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, Weasel

November 10

January 31

No Limit

Crow
Fri. Sat. Sun. Only

June 5, 2009

March 14, 2010

No Limit

Coyote

No closed season for hunting or trapping

No Limit

Wild boar

No closed season for hunting

No Limit

Groundhog

Closed during deer gun season only

No Limit

1 comment:

Ted Welser said...

Thanks for posting this! This is really helpful info.