White-Tailed Deer: Archery

September 24, 2017

February 5 , 2018

White-Tailed Deer: Youth Gun

November 18, 2017

November 19, 2017

White-Tailed Deer: Gun

November 27, 2017

December 3, 2017

White-Tailed Deer: Gun -Extra Days

December 16, 2017

December 17, 2017

White-Tailed Deer: Muzzleloader

January 7, 2018

January 10, 2018

Deer hunters CAN do the following:

  • A successful deer hunter can aid or assist another hunter who is hunting deer if the deer permit has been filled out, he or she does not carry any hunting implement commonly used to kill wild animals, and he or she has a valid hunting license. Those persons exempted from having a hunting license and deer permits for deer hunting on their property are required to have a hunting license and deer permit to aid another hunter off of their property or to hunt deer off of their property.
  • Hunt with the following straight-walled cartridge rifles during the deer gun season and the youth deer gun season: .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .38 Special, .375 Super Magnum, .375 Winchester, .38-55, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Smith & Wesson, .454 Casull, .460 Smith & Wesson, .45-70, .45-90, .45-110, .475 Linebaugh, .50-70, .50-90, .50-100, .50-110, and .500 Smith & Wesson.
  • Use certain handguns during the youth deer gun season and deer gun season. These handguns must: (a) have a barrel length of not less than 5 inches; (b) use straight-walled cartridges (no shoulder/neck; straight-tapered wall is acceptable); (c) be .357 caliber or larger; and (d) not be shoulder mounted.
  • Leave a deer or deer parts with a taxidermist, fur buyer, cold storage, locker plant or meat processing plant as long as the confirmation number is attached to the animal and all of its separate parts. Persons receiving deer from another person must keep the confirmation number with the animal and all of its separate parts.
  • Take more than one deer per day as long as each deer has been tagged with a game tag and a deer permit has been completed before hunting for the next deer.
  • Hunt deer over bait except on public land (restrictions apply).
  • Possess a communication device as long as you do not use the device to aid a person in pursuing or taking of deer.
  • Hunt coyote and feral swine (wild boar) during the deer gun season, the youth deer gun season, the antlerless deer muzzleloader season, and the deer muzzloader season with a hunting license and a valid deer permit, using firearms legal for deer hunting while visibly wearing a vest, coat, jacket or coveralls colored solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange. A valid deer permit is one that has not been filled out and used to check a deer.
  • Deer archery hunt during the antlerless deer muzzleloader season. Archery hunters must comply with the hunter orange requirement and can only take antlerless deer Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, 2014..
  • Use a leashed dog to recover wounded deer.
  • Deer archery hunt during the youth deer gun season, if the archery hunter is not accompanying a hunter participating in the youth deer gun season and is wearing hunter orange.
  • A person possessing a valid concealed carry license may carry their concealed weapon while hunting, but it may not be used to shoot, shoot at or kill any wild animal. For more information go to ohioattorneygeneral.gov.
  • Deer archery hunt during all deer gun seasons. Archery hunters must comply with the hunter orange requirement and follow all regulations specific to deer gun season.
Deer hunters CANNOT do the following:
  • Hunt or pursue deer with a shotgun or specific straight-walled cartridge rifle loaded with more than three shells in the chamber and magazine combined.
  • Hunt with any rifle or posses rifle ammunition during the antlerless deer muzzleloader season and the deer muzzleloader season, other than a muzzleloading rifle .38-calibur or larger.
  • Kill an antlered deer during the antlerless deer muzzleloader season, Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, 2014.
  • Hunt or take a deer with a gun or possess a loaded firearm while going to and from deer hunting during the deer gun season, the youth deer gun season, the antlerless deer muzzleloader season, and the deer muzzleloader season, at any time other than the 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Muzzleloading firearms are considered unloaded when the cap is removed or priming powder is removed from the pan, or when the batter is removed on electronic systems.
  • Carry a handgun while hunting deer during the antlerless deer muzzleloader season, the deer muzzleloader season, and the archery season; have more than one firearm while hunting deer; carry a handgun being used during hunting in a concealed manner. Except when legal under a concealed carry license.
  • Use a muzzleloading handgun for deer season.
  • Hunt deer with a longbow having a draw weight of less than 40 pounds, or with a crossbow having a draw weight of less than 75 pounds.
  • Carry a firearm while hunting deer with a crossbow or longbow. Except when legal under a concealed carry license.
  • Have attached to a longbow or crossbow any mechanical, electrical or electronic device capable of producing a beam of light.
  • Use dogs to hunt deer. Leashed dogs may be used to track wounded deer.
  • Possess shotshells containing shot during the deer gun season, unless waterfowl hunting when the season is open.
  • Hunt coyote or feral swine (wild boar) between 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise during the deer gun season, youth deer gun season, the antlerless deer muzzleloader season, and the deer muzzleloader season.
  • Use any device capable of transmitting or receiving a person’s voice to aid in the hunting or taking of deer.
  • Pursue wounded deer or other wild animals or recover dead deer or other wild animals from private property without the written permission of the landowner.
  • Carry the deer permit of another person.
  • Receive or possess a deer or parts of a deer unless such deer or deer part is tagged as required, or unless the deer or part of a deer has a statement showing when and where legally taken, the date received, and from whom received; or an Ohio Division of Wildlife tag, seal or certificate or other proof of ownership, which shows the deer was killed by a motor vehicle in Ohio; or an official tag or seal and valid nonresident license issued by another state if taken from outside of Ohio; or certificate of ownership or receipt issued by a law enforcement office. Shed antlers, if found, do not require a certificate of ownership or receipt by a wildlife officer.
  • Construct, place or use a permanent-type tree stand, or place spikes, nails, wires or other metal objects into a tree to act as steps or to hold a tree stand on public hunting lands. It is also unlawful to make any of these changes to trees on private property without first getting the permission of the landowner or the landowner’s authorized agent.
  • Check a deer as a landowner if the hunter is a tenant of the property, unless the tenant is an individual who resides on land for which he or she pays rent and whose annual income is primarily derived from agricultural production conducted on that land.

http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/deer-hunting-regulations

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