2007-09-08 / News

Drawings for youth hunting set

HEBRON - Two public drawings will be held Saturday, September 22, at the Hebron State Fish Hatchery for a chance for youths to hunt waterfowl or deer on the hatchery property.

A total of 36 permits will be drawn for youth waterfowl hunting. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the drawing is set for 9:30 a.m. To participate in the drawing, a non-hunting adult must be present to register. This adult must bring to the drawing a proof of purchase of a 2007 Ohio Wetland Stamp, a signed 2007 Federal Duck Stamp and a current Ohio hunting license. Youths need not be present at the drawing and up to two youths are eligible to hunt per properly licensed non-hunting adult. Permits are transferable, but a properly licensed non-hunting adult (18 or older) must accompany the youths during the entire hunt.

Hunting days are Saturdays and Sundays only from the legal shooting time until noon. Youths age 15 and under are eligible to hunt on the first two days (October 6 & 7), while youths age 17 and under are eligible to hunt the remaining fiveweekend days - October 20 & 21, October 27, November 3 & 4, and December 15 & 16.

Youths age 17 and under are eligible to hunt deer in the hatchery woodlands when accompanied by a properly licensed non-hunting adult (18 years of age or older). The hunt is held during the 2007 Statewide Youth Deer Gun Season, November 17 & 18.

This drawing will be held at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. To participate, a nonhunting adult must be present to register and present a 2007 Ohio hunting license and a 2007 Ohio Deer Hunting Permit. Youths need not be present at the drawing.

A total of 16 permits will be drawn for four hunting locations. These are half-day hunts. Four hunters will be be selected to hunt the morning and four in the afternoon. Only one youth may accompany each non-hunting adult. Permits are trasferable, but a properly licensed non-hunting adult must accompany the youth during the entire hunt.

The Hebron State Fish Hatchery is two miles south of Hebron at 10517 Canal Road South East. Stamps and license will NOT be available for sale at the drawings. Only one registration card per fully licensed adult may be entered for each drawing.

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