Deer Hunters are Reminded to Use the Correct Deer Permit
Antlerless deer permits are no longer valid
FINDLAY, OH – Hunters who wish to continue to hunt deer in northwest Ohio are reminded the only the valid Deer permit has “Either Sex” printed on it. The Deer permit is valid for the remainder of the archery season (through February 5, 2012), the deer gun weekend (December 17 and 18, 2011), and the statewide muzzleloader deer season (January 7 through January 10, 2012), according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Antlerless deer permits ceased to be valid in Zones A and B on November 27, 2011, and Zone C on December 4, 2011. Hunters who still possess an Antlerless Deer permit may only use it in an Urban Deer Unit or at an Ohio Division of Wildlife controlled deer hunt.
Hunters may use 1 “Either Sex” Deer permit each year in Zone A. In northwest Ohio counties in Zone A include: Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood.
Hunters may use 2 “Either Sex” Deer permits each year in Zone B. In northwest Ohio, counties in Zone B include: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, and Wyandot.
Hunters may use 3 “Either Sex” Deer permits each year in Zone C. In northwest Ohio, only Richland County is in Zone C.
According to the ODNR- Division of Wildlife, wildlife officers continue to report checking hunters in the field with antlerless deer permits. “In the end, hunters are ultimately responsible for purchasing and using the proper permit. Hunters who are unsure on the correct use of the permits should contact the Division of Wildlife.” according to Paul Kurfis, District 2 Law Enforcement Supervisor.
For more information, hunters can refer to the 2011-2012 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations, pages 6 through 8. In addition hunters who wish to contact the ODNR-Division of Wildlife may call the District 2 office at 419-424-5000 Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm, or toll free at 1-800-WILDLIFE.