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Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Wednesday, 20-Feb-2019 by Twin Valley Whitetails
Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations  
 

Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limits

 

White-tailed Deer Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Deer Archery September 28, 2019 February 2, 2020 The statewide bag limit is six deer.
Only one may be antlered.
You cannot exceed an individual county bag limit.
Youth Deer Gun November 23, 2019 November 24, 2019
Deer Gun December 2, 2019 December 8, 2019
  December 21, 2019 December 22, 2019
Deer Muzzleloader January 4, 2020 January 7, 2020
 

Wild Turkey Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Fall Turkey:select counties October 12, 2019 December 1, 2019 1 (either sex)
Youth Spring Turkey April 18, 2020 April 19, 2020 2 birds total
Bearded only
1 per day
Spring Turkey: South Zone (except for Lake La Su An) April 20, 2020 May 17, 2020
Spring Turkey: Northeast Zone May 4, 2020 May 31, 2020
 

Small Game & Furbearer Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
American Crow (Fri, Sat, and Sun only) June 7, 2019 March 7, 2020 No limit
  June 5, 2020 March 6, 2021
Squirrel (red, gray, black, fox) September 1, 2019 January 31, 2020 6
Ruffed Grouse October 12, 2019 January 31, 2020 2
Cottontail Rabbit November 1, 2019 February 29, 2020 4
Ring-necked Pheasant November 1, 2019 January 11, 2020 2 (males only)
Chukar November 1, 2019 January 11, 2020 2
Bobwhite Quail: select counties November 1, 2019 December 1, 2019 4
Fox (red, gray), Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, and Weasel November 10, 2019 January 31, 2020 No Limit
Coyote No Closed Season No Limit
Feral Swine (Wild Boar) No Closed Season No Limit
Groundhog Closed for deer gun season only No Limit
Youth Small Game October 19, 2019 October 20, 2019 Same as regular season
  October 26, 2019 October 27, 2019 Same as regular season
 

Early Waterfowl Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Canada Geese September 7, 2019 September 15, 2019 5
Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged, and Cinnamon) September 7, 2019 September 22, 2019 6
 

Youth Waterfowl Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Youth Waterfowl Season October 5, 2019 October 6, 2019 Same as regular season
 

Lake Erie Marsh Zone Waterfowl Hunting


GEESE
3 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and no more than 1 brant.
10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross's goose.

DUCKS
The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck.

MERGANSERS & COOTS
5 mergansers (only 2 hooded) and 15 coots.
 
SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Geese October 12, 2019 October 27, 2019 See above
  November 9, 2019 December 22, 2019
  January 4, 2020 February 8, 2020
Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers October 12, 2019 October 27, 2019 See above
  November 9, 2019 December 22, 2019
 

North Zone Waterfowl Hunting


GEESE
3 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and no more than 1brant.
10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross's goose.

DUCKS
The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 2 mottled duck.

MERGANSERS & COOTS
5 mergansers (only two hooded) and 15 coots.
 
SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Geese October 19, 2019 November 3, 2019 See above
  November 16, 2019 December 29, 2019
  January 4, 2020 February 8, 2020
Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers October 19, 2019 November 3, 2019 See above
  November 16, 2019 December 29, 2019
 

South Zone Waterfowl Hunting


GEESE
3 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and no more than 1 brant.
10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross's goose.

DUCKS
The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck.

MERGANSERS & COOTS
Five mergansers (only two hooded) and 15 coots.
 
SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Geese October 26, 2019 November 3, 2019 See above
  November 14, 2019 February 8, 2020
Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers October 26, 2019 November 3, 2019 See above
  December 7, 2019 January 26, 2020
 

Migratory Bird Hunting

 
SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Dove (Mourning and Eurasian collared) September 1, 2019 November 3, 2019 15
  December 17, 2019 January 11, 2020 15
Rail (Virginia, Sora) September 1, 2019 November 9, 2019 25
Common Moorhen (Gallinule) September 1, 2019 November 9, 2019 15
Common Snipe September 1, 2019 November 26, 2019 8
  December 14, 2019 January 2, 2020 8
American Woodcock October 12, 2019 November 25, 2019 3

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