What You Should Know
Hunting for woodland game or waterfowl is permitted in season in designated areas of many state parks.
State forests or wildlife areas bordering some state parks also allow hunting.
Hunters must carry a valid hunting license and observe all safety regulations of the ODNR divisions of Wildlife and Parks and Recreation.
The official hunting map is posted at the individual park office. The official hunting map shows designated hunting areas and notes allowable methods of hunting, game which may be hunted, and seasons, along with any restrictions or prohibitions. Some state parks with hunting do not allow Sunday hunting as noted on the official hunting map.
Other park visitors may be engaged in other recreation pursuits within designated hunting areas • Safety zones are strictly enforced.
For the safety of all park visitors, most parks do not allow hunting before October 15 or after March 1 unless special hunts are offered, or as otherwise noted in the official hunting map.
Special controlled hunts may be held by the park to control nuisance wildlife.
Lottery drawings for duck blind permits are held on the third Saturday in August at participating parks. Applicants must appear in person.
Target shooting is prohibited except in areas provided by the Division or Parks and Recreation or the Division of Wildlife for that purpose.
The following state parks allow trapping, gun and bow hunting of deer and other game animals, and hunting of all game birds: