Nature Conservancy Land Opened to Deer Hunting
Hunters should expect to see changes in permits process this year
WEST UNION, OH – Deer hunters will again have access to prime deer hunting land at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County for the 2011-2012 hunting season. The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife opened land to deer hunting by permit only in 2006. New this season hunters must attend an informational meeting prior to the season to obtain The Edge of Appalachia hunting permits.
“Approximately 2,263 acres of land at The Edge of Appalachia Preserve will be open to deer hunting only,” explained Dave Kohler, wildlife management supervisor for southwestern Ohio. “Deer hunters will have the opportunity to hunt in an area that has fantastic habitat.”
Hunter will see a few changes to The Edge of Appalachia deer hunting permits process. The permit is still free and hunters should plan to attend a short informational meeting to acquire the permit. This will allow the Edge to handle the bulk of hunters that request permits prior to the season. Hunters that attend a meeting to apply for permits will also be updated on the program and rules that apply to hunting in the preserve. Edge of Appalachia staff as well as Division of Wildlife officers will be on had to present the information and answer questions.
The informational meetings are set for August 31st and September 15th and will take place at the Edge of Appalachia office located at 3223 Wagoner Riffle Road, West Union, Ohio, 937.544.2188 . Hunters may register for the permits from 6:00pm-6:30pm both evenings with the short informational meeting to follow. These permits are valid for deer archery, deer gun, and statewide muzzleloader seasons. Hunters must be 18 years or older to obtain a permit. A valid 2011-2012 hunting license and deer tags are also required.
Additional information on hunting opportunities in Ohio can be found at www.wildohio.com
The Edge of Appalachia Preserve