2010-11-20 / News

Youth deer hunt set for Nov. 20-21

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

Young hunters killed 9,331 deer during last year’s two-day season. The Division of Wildlife anticipates more than 40,000 young hunters will participate in the upcoming hunt.

New at wildohio.com, young hunters can commemorate their achievement with a First Harvest certificate. Upload a photo and type in the young hunter’s information and a certificate will be e-mailed within a few days to you for print.

Hunters can also share photos of their success in the field online by visiting wildohio.com and clicking on Photo Gallery. The photo submission process is easy and posted photos may be e-mailed to a friend.

The youth deer-gun season is open statewide to hunters 17 years old and younger. 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 a $12 youth-deer permit, and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult in the field.

All other regularly scheduled hunting seasons will continue during the two-day youth season.

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