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Reminder: Only Bucks May be Taken from Public Hunting Areas in Ohio Through Feb 7, 2021

Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 12/29/20
News # 14156
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A list of public hunting areas can be found at

The Division of Wildlife remains committed to carefully managing Ohio’s deer population through a combination of regulatory and programmatic changes. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.

For more information about hunting in Ohio download the HuntFish OH mobile app or visit Follow the Your Wild Ohio Hunter Facebook page for hunting tips and useful information as you get outside this season.


Publishers Notes: Our country is still battling COVID-19. To avoid the spread of this virus and continue to enjoy outdoor activities, ALL outdoor enthusiasts (man, woman, child) should follow the guidelines set by These guidelines include; social distancing, the Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.
From now through 2/7/21, only antlered deer may be taken from public hunting areas in Ohio. Exceptions to this rule are at Lake Su An Wildlife Area and for our existing Controlled Hunt lottery winners. 

In Ohio, hunters may take only one antlered deer regardless of location or method of take. Deer limits are determined by county, and hunters cannot exceed a county limit. Deer hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset for all deer seasons. Additional details and requirements for deer hunting are contained in the 2020-21 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet, available where licenses are sold or at