Notable changes among small game and migratory bird 2018-19 hunting seasons proposals
Notable changes among the among small game and migratory bird 2018-19 hunting seasons proposals to the Ohio Wildlife Council include requiring an annual or daily range permit on all ODNR Division of Wildlife firearm target ranges (class A, B and C); modifying waterfowl bag limits by increasing the hen mallard, black duck and pintail daily bag limit from one to two; requiring tree stands on all DOW properties to meet certain criteria; establishing a controlled hunting permit for quail at Crown City Wildlife Area; adding Erie, Hancock and Sandusky counties to the 2018 fall turkey season; and modifying hunting hours for the 2019 spring turkey season.
Open houses to receive public comments about hunting, trapping, and fishing regulations and other wildlife issues will be held on Saturday, March 3, from noon-3 p.m. Open houses will be held at the Wildlife District One, District Two, District Three and District Four offices, as well as the Greene County Fish and Game Association clubhouse in Xenia.
Open houses give the public an opportunity to view and discuss proposed fishing, hunting and trapping regulations with DOW officials. For Ohioans who are unable to attend an open house, comments will be accepted online at wildohio.gov beginning Feb. 12. Directions to the open houses can be found at wildohio.gov or by calling 800-945-3543.
Originally posted on January 12, 2018 by Al Smith – Guest Columnist at LimaOhio.com