Conservation Club Sponsorship Agreement Program
This program is designed to encourage participation in wildlife related recreation activities (hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife viewing) by providing funding through a competitive grant program for local conservation clubs to conduct promotional or educational activities. Offering these activities to youth or those unfamiliar with wildlife-related recreation is emphasized.
To be eligible to apply for this grant program, an organization must be organized not-for-profit and have by-laws or a constitution stating that “conservation and the promotion of hunting, fishing, trapping are the primary purposes of the organization.” In addition, the organization must meet at least two of the three following criteria:
- The conservation club must have been in existence and active for not less than 2 years prior to applying for a sponsorship agreement.
- The conservation club must have an active membership of at least 25 (documented), and conduct not less than 4 meetings annually.
- The conservation club owns or leases land located in the State Of Ohio which must be used primarily for hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting sports, and other wildlife-related outdoor recreation.
Attention Conservation Clubs
The Division of Wildlife is announcing the 2014 Wildlife Conservation Club Partnership Grants. This program is designed to encourage participation in the outdoor skills such as hunting, fishing, trapping, archery and shooting sports.
There have been some significant changes to the program this year and meetings in each District have been scheduled to explain the new program in detail. It will be very beneficial for your organization to have a representative at one of the following meetings. All meeting will begin at 6:30pm.
- Wildlife District 1-August 20, 2013
- Wildlife District 2- August 27, 2013
- Wildlife District 3- August 22, 2013
- Wildlife District 4 – August 29, 2013
- Wildlife District 5 – September 5, 2013
All applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2013. Applications postmarked after this date will not be accepted. Application packets will be available at the informational meetings.
2014 Conservation Club Partnership Grant Application (PDF)
New this Year - Special Hunt Applications
New this year, all special hunts must be submitted to and approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council.
Read about special hunts
Apply to have a special hunt
For More Information
If you have questions, contact the District Manager for the district in which your club is located.
Wildlife District One (Champaign, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties)
1500 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Wildlife District Two (Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties)
952 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840
Wildlife District Three (Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties)
912 Portage Lakes Dr.
Akron, OH 44319
Wildlife District Four (Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties)
360 E. State St.
Athens, OH 45701
Wildlife District Five (Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Hamilton, Highland, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren counties)
1076 Old Springfield Pike
Xenia, OH 45385