• Ohio Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer
    Boar

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:
    Furbearer
    Coyote

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Waterfowl
    Dove
    Woodcock
    Snipe
    Rail
    Moorhen

  • Ohio Big Game Draw Application Deadlines

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • Ohio State Wildlife Office

    Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    https://ohiodnr.gov/buy-and-apply/hunting-fishing-boating/hunting-resources
    2045 Morse Road
    Colombus, OH 43229-6693

    614-265-6565
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  • Ohio Hunting Information

    Residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Ohio.
    Non-residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Ohio.
    Active duty members of the military stationed within Ohio may obtain a resident hunting license. Active duty members of the military on leave or furlough are exempt from hunting license and trapping furbearer requirements.
    Residency requires an individual to have resided within the state of Ohio for at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding applying for and obtaining a hunting license.
    A resident must pay an annual hunting license fee of $19 or3-year hunting license fee of $54.08
    5-year hunting license fee of $90.22
    10-year hunting license fee of $180.44
    A lifetime hunting license fee of $468.

    A resident youth (17 years of age and younger)must pay an annual hunting license fee of $10 or3-year hunting license fee of $28.60
    5-year hunting license fee of $47.58
    10-year hunting license fee of $95.16
    A lifetime hunting license fee of $430.56.

    A resident senior (65 years of age and older) must pay an annual hunting license fee of $10 or3-year hunting license fee of $28.60
    5-year hunting license fee of $47.58
    A lifetime hunting license fee of $84.24.

    A non-resident must pay an annual hunting license fee of $180.96 or3-day hunting license fee of $40.56.

    Residents and non-residents are required to obtain additional licenses, permits, or stamps for hunting deer, turkey, migratory birds, waterfowl, and furbearer animals.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out Ohio State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a Ohio hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of Ohio uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

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*Prices may vary. Please check the Ohio State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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