Reminder for Autumn: Hunting-Trapping- Fishing Permits

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Just a reminder that we sell all available Hunting and Trapping permits in addition to Fishing licenses.

Hunting License Type

Cost
Resident Annual Hunting License $19
Youth Annual Hunting License (Resident & Non-Resident) $10
Non-Resident Annual Hunting License $125
Resident Reduced-Cost Senior Hunting License $10
Resident Free Senior Hunting License (Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937) Free
Non-Resident (Tourist) 3-day Hunting License (Not valid for deer, turkey or furbearers) $40
Apprentice Resident Annual Hunting License $19
Apprentice Youth Annual Hunting License (Resident & Non-Resident) $10
Apprentice Nonresident Annual Hunting License $125
Waterfowl Resident and Nonresident License (Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp) $15
Waterfowl Resident Reduced-Cost Senior License (Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp) $15
Waterfowl Resident Free Senior License (Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp) Free

 

Hunting License Categories
Resident Adult Hunting License For Ohio residents age 18-65 at the time of purchase.
Youth Hunting License For Ohio residents and nonresidents 17 years old and younger at the time of purchase.
Nonresident Hunting License For nonresidents age 18 and older at the time of purchase.
Reduced-Cost Senior Hunting License For Ohio residents age 66 and older, and who were born on or after January 1, 1938.
Free Senior Hunting License For Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937.
Duplicate Hunting Licenses and Permits Lost, stolen, or destroyed hunting licenses and/or permits may be re-issued at any license sales location or online at wildohio.gov. The cost is $4 for each duplicate hunting license and/or permit.

 

Permits

 

Either-Sex Deer Permits
Adult Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $24
Youth Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $12
Reduced-Cost Senior Permit (Resident only) $12
Free Senior Permit (Resident only) Free

 

Antlerless Deer Permits
Adult Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $15
Youth Permit (Resident and Non-Resident) $15
Reduced-Cost Senior Permit (Resident only) $15
Free Senior Permit (Resident only) Free

 

Fur Taker Permits
Adult Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $15
Youth Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $8
Reduced-Cost Senior Permit (Resident only) $8
Free Senior Permit (Resident only) Free

Fall Turkey Permits

Adult Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $24
Youth Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $12
Reduced-Cost Senior Permit (Resident only) $12
Free Senior Permit (Resident only) Free

 

Apprentice Fur Taker Permits
Adult Permit (Resident and Nonresident) $15
Youth Permit (Resident and nonresident) $8

Deer Hunting Permits

In addition to your hunting license you’ll need one or more of the following deer permits:

  • The either-sex deer permit is valid September 26, 2015 through February 7, 2016. It is good for an antlered or antlerless deer and is valid statewide. No more than one antlered deer may be taken per license year. These permits may be used during any of the deer hunting seasons and controlled hunts. These permits may be purchased individually throughout the entire deer season.Either-sex deer permit means: either-sex deer permit, senior either-sex deer permit, youth either-sex deer permit, free disabled veteran either-sex deer permit, or a free senior either-sex deer permit. These are valid for an antlered or antlerless deer.
  • Antlerless deer permits are valid September 26, 2015 through November 29, 2015. An antlerless deer permit is valid from September 26 to November 29, 2015 in these counties: Cuyahoga, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Portage, Stark, and Summit. Antlerless deer permits may be used to take antlerless deer only.These permits are valid at Ohio Division of Wildlife authorized controlled hunts. Antlerless deer permits will not be sold after November 29, 2015.

    Antlerless deer include deer without antlers, and deer with antlers less than 3 inches in length.

    Antlered deer are deer with at least one antler 3 inches or longer in length.

    Antlerless deer permit means: antlerless deer permit, youth antlerless deer permit, senior antlerless deer permit, free disabled veteran antlerless deer permit, or a free senior antlerless deer permit. These are valid for an antlerless deer only.

    Hunters are not required to buy an either-sex deer permit before purchasing an antlerless deer permit.

 

Deer permits go on sale June 1, 2015.

A hunter may kill no more than one antlered deer during the 2015-2016 season regardless of where or how it is taken.

An either-sex deer permit or an antlerless deer permit must be purchased and carried by all licensed hunters to hunt deer.

 

Turkey Hunting Permits

In addition to your hunting license you need to have the applicable turkey permit to hunt turkey in Ohio:

  • Fall Turkey Permit: A valid Ohio hunting license and fall turkey permit are required, unless exempted.Bag limit is one turkey of either sex.

    Turkey hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

    Turkey must be checked by 11:30 pm on the day of the kill.

    A wild turkey of either sex may be hunted during the fall season.

    It is legal to use dogs to assist in taking turkeys in the fall season only.

    Fall wild turkey hunting season is open in these counties: Adams, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Geauga, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Portage, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Williams counties.

 

Fur Taker Permits

A Fur Taker Permit is required in addition to a hunting license to hunt or trap fur-bearing animals (except coyotes).

All first-time trappers must successfully complete a trapper education course before purchasing a fur taker permit for trapping, unless they obtain an apprentice fur taker permit. The trapper education course, taken after successful completion of a hunter education course, covers detailed information necessary for a successful trapping experience.

To obtain a fur taker permit, applicants must do one of the following:

  • Present a previously held trapping license (from any state).
  • Swear he or she is 21 years of age or older and has held a previous trapping license (from any state).
  • Present evidence of having successfully completed a trapper education course.

 

Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp

Waterfowl hunters are required to carry a hunting license, Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp, Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp), and HIP certification to hunt ducks, geese, or brant in Ohio. The Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp will not be issued at the time of purchase. A license will b issued stating Ohio Wetlands Stamp. The stamp will be mailed later in the year. The stamp does not need to be carried while hunting. Hunters under the age of 18 are not required to obtain the Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp.

Make your contribution to wetland and waterfowl conservation by purchasing your $15 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp. More than 1 million stamps have been sold since its beginning in 1982, and it has generated more than $10 million for wetland conservation, land acquisition, development, and preservation of waterfowl areas within the U.S. and on waterfowl breeding grounds in Canada.

The Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp can be purchased online by visiting wildohio.gov and clicking on the Wild Ohio Customer Center, or at any license vendor.

 

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (Duck Stamp)

Hunters 16 years of age and older are required to purchase this stamp to hunt ducks, geese, and brant. These stamps are available at many U.S. post office branches, usps.com or duckstamp.com. Internet orders may take up to 14 days for delivery.

HIP Survey

Hunters who plan to hunt migratory game birds, including mourning doves, ducks, geese, woodcock, rails, coots, and snipe must have a harvest information program (HIP) certification number on their hunting license. Migratory game bird hunters must call 1-877-HIP-OHIO (1-877-447-6446) and take a short survey. A certification number will be provided to the hunter once the phone survey has been completed. This number can be written on the hunting license and must be carried while hunting migratory birds.

 

Have A Great Fall Season, Be Safe And Enjoy The Great Outdoors