About Hunting in Ohio

In Ohio the Department of Natural resources determines the state’s hunting dates, but generally spring turkey runs from late April through late May, in the South zone. In North East the season runs through most of May, Full hunting season runs from mid- October, through late November.

The 2022 Turkey spring season opens on a Saturday instead of a Monday, the south zone opens Saturday April 23rd, 2022. The northeast opens Saturday April 30th, 2022- There will be no quail hunting on public land with the exception of the Tri valley wildlife area in the Crown city wildlife area.

Although a global pandemic interrupted our turkey plants, there are still a lot of ways to get out and get involved with the ecosystem and the natural flow of the outdoors. Let’s make this world beautiful by interacting with it. None of the closest ways there are to understand ourselves and the creatures that inhabit it with us.

Ohio Hunting Seasons

Big Game: Deer

Small Game: Feral Swine, Squirrel, rabbit, Fox, Coyote, Groundhog

Birds: Turkey, Crow, Grouse, Quail, Waterfowl, Migratory

Wild Turkey Hunting 2021 – 2022

SeasonDatesBag Limit
Fall: Select CountiesOct 9, 2021- Nov 28, 20211 (either sex)
Spring: South
Zone
April 23, 2022- May 22, 2021To be
announced
Spring: Northeast ZoneApril 30, 2022 – May 29, 2022To be
announced
  • The 2022 spring wild turkey hunting season opens on a Saturday in both zones
  • The bag limit for the 2022 spring wild turkey hunting season was not determined
    at the time of this publication’s printing. For updates and more information,
    please visit wildohio.gov or call 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543)

2021 – 2022 Deer Hunting Season

SeasonDatesLimitNotes
ArcherySept 25, 2021 –
Feb 6, 2022
Statewide, 6
deer
Only one may
be antlered, you
may not exceed
an individual
county bag limit
GunNov 29, 2021-
Dec 5 2021
Statewide, 6
deer
Only one may
be antlered, you
may not exceed
an individual
county bag limit
Dec 18-19, 2021Statewide, 6
deer
Only one may
be antlered, you
may not exceed
an individual
county bag limit
MuzzleloaderJan 8-11, 2022Statewide, 6
deer
Only one may
be antlered, you
may not exceed
an individual
county bag limit

Ohio Hunting License Info

Purchase a license at : wildohio.gov

LicenseResidentNonresident
Resident lifetime$480.00N/A
Apprentice$19.00$180.96
Resident lifetime – 10 years$180.44
Nonresident 3 day hunting license$40.56
PermitResidentNonResident
Either Sex – Deer Permits$31.20$76.96
Deer Management$15.00$15.00
Fall Turkey$31.20$38.48
Spring Turkey$31.20$38.48
Shooting Range$24.00$24.00

Find a Hunting Guide

Ohio hunting guides

Deer hunting guides

Ohio Hunting News

A successful wild turkey hunter may aid or assist another hunter- there are many avid hunters in the state of Ohio. The bordering Ohio River is a unique habitat that makes it the optimal home for a great variety of animals. There is a plenty of variety of with small, big game and birds, the climate makes it nice to get outside and contribute to the restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within U.S

There are wetlands, prairies, rivers and forest habitat that includes 1.3 million acres throughout all of the areas from Illinois to Wisconsin.

Links to Official Sites

Buy license in Ohio: wildohio.gov
Ohio State Regulation
Site: https://www.ohiohuntsman.com/2020-2021-ohio-hunting-and-trapping-regulations/