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Ohio

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

One of the best states to hunt whitetail bucks

Terrain

Contains lowland plains, fertile cropland, hardwood hills, and steep valleys

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Coyote
Coyote
Open all season. No limit.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery
Six statewide, but you cannot exceed a county bag limit. Only one may be antlered.
Sep 24, 2022 Feb 5, 2023
Deer
Deer – Youth Gun
Six statewide, but you cannot exceed a county bag limit. Only one may be antlered.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Deer
Deer – Early Gun
Six statewide, but you cannot exceed a county bag limit. Only one may be antlered.
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 4, 2022
Deer
Deer – Late Gun
Six statewide, but you cannot exceed a county bag limit. Only one may be antlered.
Dec 17, 2022 Dec 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader
Six statewide, but you cannot exceed a county bag limit. Only one may be antlered.
Jan 7, 2023 Jan 10, 2023
Dove
Dove – Early
Bag limit 15
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Dove
Dove – Late
Bag limit 15
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – Early Teal
Bag limit 6.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Duck
Duck – Youth and Veteran Waterfowl
Bag limit same as regular season.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Duck
Duck – Lake Erie Marsh 1
Lake Erie Marsh Zone. The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Duck
Duck – South 1
South Zone. The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Duck
Duck – North 1
North Zone. The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Duck
Duck – Lake Erie Marsh 2
Lake Erie Marsh Zone. The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck
Nov 5, 2022 Dec 18, 2022
Duck
Duck – North 2
North Zone. The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – South 2
South Zone. The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 4 mallards (only 2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, or 1 mottled duck.
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Fox
Fox – Red & Gray
No limit.
Nov 10, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early Canada Geese
Bag limit 5.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 11, 2022
Goose
Goose – Youth and Veteran Waterfowl
Bag limit same as regular season.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Goose
Goose – Lake Erie Marsh 1
Lake Erie Marsh Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and may not include more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – North 1
North Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and may include no more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – South 1
South Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and may include no more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Lake Erie Marsh 2
Lake Erie Marsh Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and may include no more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Nov 5, 2022 Dec 18, 2022
Goose
Goose – North 2
North Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, an may include no more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Nov 12, 2022 Feb 6, 2023
Goose
Goose – South 2
South Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and may include no more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Nov 19, 2022 Feb 13, 2023
Goose
Goose – Lake Erie Marsh 3
Lake Erie Marsh Zone. 5 combined: Canada goose, white-fronted goose, and may not include more than 1 brant.10 combined: Snow goose, blue goose, Ross’s goose.
Jan 1, 2023 Feb 5, 2023
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Private Land. Bag limit 1.
Oct 8, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Public Land. Bag limit 1.
Oct 8, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Hog
Wild Pig
Open all season. No limit.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant
Bag limit 2 (males only).
Nov 4, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail
Bag limit 2.
Nov 4, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit
Bag limit 4.
Nov 4, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Select counties only. Bag limit 1 either sex.
Oct 8, 2022 Nov 13, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth
2 bearded turkeys, 1 per day. No more than 1 on public land.
Apr 15, 2023 Apr 16, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring South Zone
2 bearded turkeys, 1 per day. No more than 1 on public land.
Apr 22, 2023 May 21, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Northeast Zone
2 bearded turkeys, 1 per day. No more than 1 on public land.
Apr 29, 2023 May 28, 2023
Upland Bird
Woodcock
3 daily.
Oct 8, 2022 Nov 21, 2022
Upland Bird
Chukar
2 daily.
Nov 4, 2022 Jan 8, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Hunting GPS Maps

Ohio Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer deer hunting zones, State Owned Public Hunting Areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership […]

Hunting Areas

Hunting Layers

OH Private Lands Preview

OH Private Lands

Over 4,700,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Ohio. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

OH Gov Lands Preview

OH Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 1,700,000 acres in Ohio to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

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OH Hunting Boundaries

Ohio Deer Bag Limit and Spring/Fall Turkey Hunting Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

Includes 3 Sublayers

  • Deer Bag Limit
  • Spring Turkey Zone
  • Fall Turkey Zone
OH Possible Access Preview

OH Possible Access

onX has mapped 180,000 acres of possible access lands in Ohio including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

OH AEP Recreation Lands Preview

OH AEP Recreation Lands

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Public Hunting Areas. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.


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