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Hunting in Ohio: 4 Things to Know About Hunting on Private Lands in the State of Ohio

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Here are 4 key guidelines and regulations for hunters looking to shoot game on private lands in Ohio.

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1. Permission to Enter Private Property
According to ohiofarmlaw.com, “Permission is always required to hunt or fish on private property. Failure to obtain permission from the property owner will result in trespassing. Ohio law requires hunters and trappers to obtain written permission from the landowner and to carry the permission form with them while on the property.”

2. Ownership of Wildlife
Hunters unfamiliar with the rules and regulations may believe that what they catch is theirs. However,  ohiofarmalaw.com clarifies, “All wild animals are owned by the state of Ohio in trust for its residents ... Animals that are caught or killed unlawfully remain the property of the state and the responsible sportsman is subject to criminal charges.”

3. Hunter Orange
As might be assumed, hunting of any kind in the state of Ohio requires certain attire guidelines. As it stated on wildlife.ohiodnr.gov, “Hunting any wild animal from 1/2-hour before sunrise to 1/2-hour after sunset during the youth deer gun season, deer gun season, the antlerless deer muzzleloader season, and the muzzleloader deer season is unlawful unless the hunter is visibly wearing a vest, coat, jacket, or coveralls that are either solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange. This requirement applies statewide on ... private land.”

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4. Bag Limits
Hunters must also pay special heed to the various bag limits imposed in the various counties throughout Ohio. Depending on the type of game being hunted, limits can vary. It may be wise for hunters to check out state gaming website such as: wildlife.ohiodnr.gov to keep up to date on specific limitations. Certain types of game currently have no limits, including fox (red and gray), raccoon, skunk, opossum, weasel, crow, coyote, feral swine (wild boar), and groundhog.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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