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Ohio Public Invited to Learn About Fish and Wildlife Management and Provide Input on Hunting Seasons


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is hosting open houses across the state and inviting public comment on proposals for the 2024-25 hunting and trapping seasons.

Open House Dates: Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8

Online Comment Period: Until Wednesday, March 13

Learn More: https://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/

During the open houses, residents can:

  • Meet with wildlife experts
  • Learn about proposed hunting and trapping season dates and bag limits for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, and small game
  • Provide feedback on the proposals

Open houses will be held at all six ODNR Division of Wildlife district offices during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm). Extended hours are available on Wednesday, March 8, until 7 pm.

District Office Locations:

  • Central Ohio: 1500 Dublin Rd, Columbus, 43215
  • Northwest Ohio: 952 Lima Ave, Findlay, 45840
  • Northeast Ohio: 912 Portage Lakes Dr, Akron, 44319
  • Southeast Ohio: 360 E. State St, Athens, 45701
  • Southwest Ohio: 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia, 45385
  • Lake Erie: 305 E. Shoreline Dr, Sandusky, 44870

A complete list of proposed rule changes and information on the statewide hearing scheduled for March 20 are available at https://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife encourages all Ohioans to participate in this important opportunity to learn about fish and wildlife management and share their thoughts on the proposed hunting and trapping seasons.