For Immediate Release
June 29, 2012
Wildlife Managers Seek Input from Ohio's Waterfowl Hunters
Survey is available online at wildohio.com
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is asking Ohio waterfowl hunters to provide input on the timing of the fall waterfowl hunting season and where they prefer to hunt in Ohio.
The Ohio Wildlife Council will establish season dates and other regulations in mid-August after federal guidelines are established for the upcoming waterfowl season. Biologists are seeking input from Ohio waterfowl hunters through this online survey so opportunities can be closely matched to the preferences of as many hunters as possible within the constraints of federal guidelines.
The survey is available at wildohio.com until Aug. 1. Hunters will need to have their customer identification number readily available (found on all Ohio hunting and fishing licenses) when they take the survey.
Similar information was solicited from Ohio waterfowl hunters last summer and used to set the 2011-2012 hunting season dates within each zone. This year, hunters are also asked to provide input regarding potential changes to goose hunting season length and bag limits as well as rate last year’s season.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.com.
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For more information, contact:
Mike Ervin, ODNR Division of Wildlife
740-747-2525, ext. 23
Bethany McCorkle, ODNR Office of Communications