Ohio Hunting Information Licenses

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Ohio Hunting Licensing

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Licenses Cost
Hunting Resident Annual License $19
Hunting Youth Annual License: Resident & Non-Resident $10
Hunting Non-Resident Annual License $125
Hunting Resident Reduced Cost Senior License $10
Hunting Resident Free Senior License $0
Hunting Non-Resident (Tourist) 3-day License: Not valid for deer, turkey or furbearers $40
Apprentice Resident Annual License $19
Apprentice Youth Annual License: Resident & Non-Resident $10
Apprentice Non-Resident Annual License $125
Ohio Wetlands Stamp Resident & Non-Resident Waterfowl License $15
Ohio Wetlands Stamp Resident Reduced Cost Senior Waterfowl License $15
Ohio Wetlands Stamp Resident Free Senior Waterfowl License $0

Regardless of your age you must have a hunting license to hunt or trap all legal game in Ohio. Additional permits may be required
to hunt or trap specific game animals. The license(s) that you are required to purchase is determined by age and residency status. A
resident is a person who has resided in the state of Ohio for the past 6 consecutive months. All others are considered non-residents and must purchase non-resident licenses.

Hunting and fishing licenses and permits can be purchased over the Internet at wildohio.com. In addition, there are license sales outlets in every Ohio county. To find a store near you, call 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) or visit our Web site at wildohio.com.

Annual licenses are valid from March 1, through the last day of February (Licenses available February 15). All costs include a $1.00 writing fee. All sales are final - no refunds.

It is unlawful to carry the license or permit of another person.

All first-time hunters must pass a hunter education course before purchasing a hunting license. Call 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-
3543) for information on hunter education requirements.

Hunters age 15 and under and those of any age hunting with an apprentice license must be accompanied by an adult. Special restrictions
apply to certain youth hunts.

Hunters and trappers must carry a valid hunting license, permit(s) and stamp(s) when hunting
or trapping.

LICENSE CATEGORIES
Resident Adult Licenses - For Ohio residents age 18-65 at the time of purchase.

Youth Licenses - For Ohio residents & non-residents 17 years old and younger at the time of purchase.

Non-Resident Licenses - For non-residents age 18 and older at the time of purchase.
Resident Reduced-Cost Senior Licenses - for Ohio residents age 66 and older, and who were born on or after January 1, 1938.

Resident Free Senior Licenses - for Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937.

Duplicate Licenses and Permits - Lost, stolen,or destroyed licenses and/or permits may be reissued at any license sales location. The cost is $3.00 for each duplicate license and/or permit.


LICENSES AND PERMITS
To purchase a hunting license, you must do one of the following(apprentice licenses excluded)

present a previously held hunting license, or present evidence of having successfully completed a hunter education course (from any
state), or swear that you are 21 years of age or older and have previously held a legal hunting license(from any state).

Deer Permit Costs
Resident & Non-Resident Permit $24
Youth Permit: Resident & Non-Resident $12
Resident Reduced Cost Senior Permit $12
Resident Free Senior Permit $0
Antlerless Deer Permit Cost
Resident & Non-Resident Permit $15
Youth Permit: Resident & Non-Resident $15
Resident Reduced Cost Senior Permit $15
Resident Free Senior Permit $0

Fur Taker Permit Costs
Resident & Non-Resident Permit $15
Youth Permit: Resident & Non-Resident $8
Resident Reduced Cost Senior Permit $8
Resident Free Senior Permit $0

Spring Turkey Permit Costs
Resident & Non-Resident Permit $24
Youth Permit: Resident & Non-Resident $12
Resident Reduced Cost Senior Permit $12
Resident Free Senior Permit $0

Fall Turkey Permit Costs
Resident & Non-Resident Permit $24
Youth Permit: Resident & Non-Resident $12
Resident Reduced Cost Senior Permit $12
Resident Free Senior Permit $0

Apprentice Fur Taker Permit Costs
Resident & Non-Resident Permit $15
Youth Permit $8
Shooting Range Permit Cost
Annual Permit $24
1-Day Permit $5

Permits
FOR INFORMATION 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) OR WILDOHIO.COM

Turkey Hunting Permits
In addition to your hunting license you need to have the applicable turkey permit to hunt turkey in Ohio.

Spring Turkey Permit
One bearded turkey per permit during the spring turkey season. No more than two may be used during the spring season. Valid statewide.

Fall Turkey Permit
You can take one turkey of either sex during the fall turkey season. No more than one may be used during the entire fall season. Valid only in open counties.

Deer Hunting Permits
In addition to your hunting license you'll need one or more of the following deer permits.
Antlerless Deer Permit ($15)
In order to purchase an Antlerless Deer Permit
($15) you must first purchase a Deer Permit
($24). Antlerless Deer Permits ($15) are valid for tagging antlerless deer only in any Urban Unit, at any Division of Wildlife Controlled Hunt, and during the statewide archery season September 26 - November 29 in Deer Zones A and B. In Deer Zone C,
Antlerless Deer Permits ($15) are valid for tagging until December 6, 2009. Antlerless Deer Permits must be purchased prior to November 30, 2009.

LICENSES AND PERMITS
Deer Permit ($24)
This permit is valid for an antlered or antlerless deer and is valid statewide for the entire deer
hunting season. No more than one (1) antlered deer may be taken per license year.

Fur Taker Permits
A Fur Taker Permit is required (except for coyotes) in addition to a hunting license to hunt or
trap fur-bearing animals.

All first-time trappers are required to complete a trapper education course before purchasing a Fur Taker Permit for trapping. The trapper education course, taken after successful completion of a hunter education course covers detailed information necessary for successful trapping experiences.

To purchase a fur taker permit, you must do one of the following(apprentice licenses excluded) present a previously held hunting license, furtaker or trapping permit, or present evidence of having successfully completed a trapper education course, or state that you are 21 years of age or older and have previously held a hunting license, fur taker, or trapping permit.

Apprentice Hunting License and Fur Taker Permit

Ohio issues an apprentice hunting license. The apprentice license was developed as part of a nation-wide effort called "Families Afield." Families Afield projects are designed to remove barrieres that prevent hunters from passing along the hunting heritage. Apprentice hunting licenses or fur taker permits allow new hunters and trappers, both adults and youth, to sample the experience of hunting under the mentorship of a licensed adult prior to completing a hunter or trapper education course.

To hunt or trap, apprentice license and permit holders must be accompanied by a licensed hunter or trapper 21 years of age or older.

Accompany means to go along with another person while staying within a distance from the person that enables uninterrupted, unaided visual and auditory communications.

Having previously held an apprentice license does not qualify the holder to purchase a regular hunting license or fur taker permit. To obtain a regular hunting license, a hunter education course must be completed successfully. To obtain a regular fur taker permit, a hunter education course and fur taker education course must be successfully completed. Apprentice licenses and trapping permits are available to both residents and non-residents, youth or adults. No one may purchase more than three apprentice hunting licenses or fur taker permits in his or her lifetime.


APPRENTICE LICENSE TYPE/COST
Residents and non-residents may purchase an Apprentice Hunting License or Fur Taker Permit without having taken a hunter or fur taker education course. Apprentice Hunting License or Fur Taker Permit holders MUST be accompanied by a licensed hunter or fur taker age 21 or older. See definition of accompany in the Legal Definitions Section.

Resident Apprentice Annual License $19.00
Youth Apprentice Annual License (Residents & Non-Residents) $10.00
Non-Resident Apprentice Annual License $125.00
Resident and Non-Resident Apprentice Annual Fur Taker Permit $15.00
Apprentice Youth Fur Taker Permit $8.00

No one may purchase more than three (3) Apprentice Hunting Licenses (adult or youth) or Fur Taker Permits in his or her lifetime. For details on the Fur Taker Permit and how it can be used see the Trapping Regulations Section.

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