We set out to create the most simplified guide to Ohio hunting seasons for 2022-2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
OH-IO! 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.
Archery: September 25, 2021 - February 6, 2022
Youth Hunt: November 20, 2021 - November 22, 2021
Firearms: November 29, 2021 - December 5, 2021 and December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Muzzleloader: January 8, 2022 - January 11, 2022
Fall General Season: October 9, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Spring Youth Hunt: April 9, 2022- April 10, 2022
Spring General Season (Northeast Zone): April 30, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Spring General Season (South Zone): April 23, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Crow: June 4, 2022 - March 5, 2022
Squirrel: September 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Ruffed Grouse (Public Land): October 9, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Ruffed Grouse (Private Land): October 9, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Cottontail Rabbit: November 5, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Ring-necked Pheasant: November 5, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Chukar: November 5, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Bobwhite Quail: November 5, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, Weasel, Fox: November 10, 2021 - January 31, 2022
See the map below for a breakdown of Ohio's hunting zones:
There is a bag limit of 6 deer but you can't exceed county limits.
Purchase a license at wildohio.gov
All hunters (bow hunters too) must wear orange.
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.
Official State Site: https://ohiodnr.gov
If you're a resident of Ohio, an annual hunting license will set you back $19.
Ohio's deer season opens September 25, 2021 for archery and goes as late as February 6, 2022.
Yes, hunting on Sundays in allowed in Ohio.