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Hunting, fishing licenses available after Feb. 15

COLUMBUS – Ohioans who are looking forward to the upcoming hunting and angling season can soon purchase 2009-2010 hunting and fishing licenses. These exciting outdoor activities are affordable ways to safely enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

Starting February 15, the 2009-2010 hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase at and at hundreds of vendor outlets throughout the state. The license will be valid March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010. The 2008-09 licenses expire February 28, 2009.

Annual resident hunting and fishing licenses remain priced at $19 each. Likewise, deer and turkey permits are again available for an additional $24 each. Hunters age 17 and under and some Ohio senior citizens are eligible for discounted licenses. A one-day Ohio fishing license costs $11, an amount that can later be applied to the purchase of an annual license. Complete listings of license prices are available in current copies of the Ohio Hunting Regulations, the Ohio Fishing Regulations, or at

Hunters, especially those gearing up for the popular spring wild turkey season, are reminded that licenses purchased now are also valid during the 2009 fall hunting season.

The 2009-2010 licenses will not be printed on weatherproof paper. Sportsmen and women should protect their licenses and permits from the elements by carrying them in protective pouch or wallet.

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