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Hunting in Ohio: Animals to Hunt Legally During the Spring Season

By    |   Sunday, 31 May 2015 08:29 PM

The state of Ohio, also known as the "Buckeye State,” is praised for its beauty, its many national attractions, and its great sports teams. It also remains one of the most popular for hunting, particularly during the spring months. Outdoor enthusiasts not as familiar with what Ohio has to offer in the way of hunting will discover that there are a bevy of gaming options available.

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1. Wild Turkey
According to the dailysentinel.com, habitat destruction and lack of hunting regulations in Ohio once threatened the species. These days, however, “The wild turkey has staged a successful comeback and is now one of the most highly sought-after game animals in our woods.”

Hunters should be aware that the spring turkey season has a relatively short window, so those interested in hunting this particular type of game shouldn’t procrastinate. The start dates are typically mid-April and with the closing date coming around in mid-May.

2. Crow
Crow season begins during the latter portions of the spring, nearer to the summer equinox. It typically begins in early June and lasts through early March of the following year. There’s also no bag limit, which should excite those looking to hunt smaller game.

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3. Coyote
Coyote hunting remains one of the less regulated options in Ohio. The season is open the entire year and there are no bag limits, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  

4. Feral Pigs
It’s a bonus to know that opportunities to hunt more unusual game can be had in the state of Ohio. According to wideopenspaces.com, “Many landowners offering private deer hunts – farmers especially – will throw in a bag limit for feral pigs as well, just in an effort to reduce burgeoning populations.”

Ohio also offers opportunities for youth hunters to take part in the sport of outdoor hunting, and there are plenty of more experienced hunters willing to share in the experience. As explained in poultrynews.com, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources also does its part to help maintain a healthy sporting environment. For example, it uses the reported sightings of wild turkey to “predict future wild turkey populations and ... guide the state’s hunting regulations.”

Clearly, with all of these options available, it’s no wonder that hunters in Ohio and surrounding parts cast an eager eye towards the spring. While suffering through the cold winter months, it’s comforting to know that outdoor gaming waits just around the corner.

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

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