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Youth Deer Season Dates

Discussion in 'Bucks and Does' started by Big Daddy, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Shoot straight and be safe.


    COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio’s second annual youth deer-gun season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

    “Our first youth deer-gun season was a tremendous success,” said Steven A. Gray, chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “We received many favorable comments on last year’s inaugural youth season and I hope a lot of young hunters will take advantage of this popular hunt.”

    More than 5,000 deer were killed by hunters age 17 and under during the 2003 two-day season. Over 15,000 young hunters are expected to participate in the upcoming youth hunt.

    The youth deer-gun season is open statewide on both private and public land. Hunters may take one deer of either sex during this season, in accordance with existing bag and deer-zone limits. Plugged shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns and bows are legal. All participants must wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and deer permit, and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult in the field.

    All other regularly scheduled hunting seasons will continue during the two-day youth season. However, other hunters, including deer-archery hunters, are required to wear hunter orange during this period.

    This year, Ohio’s regular deer-gun season runs November 29 through December 5. Details regarding Ohio's various hunting seasons, including those exclusively for young hunters, can be found in the 2004-2005 Ohio Hunting Regulations or by visiting on the Internet.