SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NORTHEAST OHIO TRAPPERS
Public drawing to be held for trapping Grand River and New Lyme
wildlife areas and LaDue Public Hunting Area
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will be holding special drawings to select trappers for harvesting beaver and river otter on public properties.
Beaver and river otter trapping permits for the Grand River and New Lyme wildlife areas and the LaDue Public Hunting Area will be issued at a public drawing on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. The drawing will be held at the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area Headquarters, 8303 North Park Avenue, North Bloomfield, Ohio. A total of 11 permits will be issued for the areas; seven for Grand River, three for LaDue, and one for New Lyme. The season bag limit for beaver is unlimited. The river otter Zone-C bag limit will be in effect, allowing for a total of three otters to be harvested.
To be eligible for the drawing, trappers will be required to bring a valid hunting license and fur taker permit, proof of a previous hunting license and fur taker permit, or proof of registration/completion of a trapper education course. For more information, call Grand River WLA (330) 889-3280.
Trapping for these furbearers on public lands is by permit only and limited to areas where flooding from beaver dams interferes with other management practices or affects adjacent, private property or roadways. Beaver and otter trapping seasons run December 26, 2007 through February 29, 2008 statewide.