Hundreds of controlled hunting opportunities are available on Ohio’s public lands during this year’s hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife urged hunters to apply now. Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 31.
Controlled hunts include opportunities for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, mourning doves, and more.
How To Apply
Hunters may apply for the controlled hunts by completing the application process online using Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System at wildohio.gov. There is a $3 application fee per hunt.
A valid Ohio hunting license is required. Find more information at wildohio.gov on the Controlled Hunts page. Call 1-866-703-1928 and apply for hunts by phone. However, it costs an additional $5.50 service fee to apply over the phone.
Hunters are randomly drawn from submitted applications. Successful applicants will be notified and provided additional hunt information by Monday, Aug. 10. Successful applicants will receive a permit, rules, and hunting area map. The application status can be viewed through Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System.
District 4 Hunts
Scioto County is part of ODNR District 4 Among the special permits available in District 4 are:
- Crown City Wildlife Area Quail Hunt
- Crown City Youth Quail Hunt
- Lake Katharine DNP Deer Hunt
- Lake Katharine DNP Archery Deer Hunt
- Salt Fork State Park Archery Deer Hunt
- Boord DNP Archery Deer Hunt
- Desonier Archery Deer Hunt
- Lake Katharine DNP Muzzleloader Deer Hunt
- Boch Hollow Nature Preserve Shotgun Deer Hunt
- Salt Fork State Park Youth Deer Hunt
- Dillon State Park Youth Shotgun Deer Hunt
- Blue Rock State Park Raccoon Hunt
- Dillon State Park Raccoon Hunt
- Salt Fork State Park Raccoon Hunt
- Ales Run WildLive Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Broken Arrow Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Buffalo Fork Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Consol Energy Powhatan Point Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Dillon Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Egypt Valley Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Crown City Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Fox Lake Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Mohawk Dam Beaver/ Otter Trapping
- Monroe Basin Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Perry State Forest Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Piedmont Lake Beaver/Otter Trapping
- Tri-Valley Wildlife Area Beaver/Otter Trapping
You can click here to see the full list of hunts and permits available.