Young turkey hunters will be able to take advantage of a permit only Youth Turkey Hunt at Paint Creek State Park during the 2017 spring turkey season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Hunters 17 years of age and younger, accompanied by the non-hunting adult that will accompany them on the day of the hunt, are eligible to apply for a drawing to hunt within specified zones April 22 and 29 and May 6, 13 and 20 of this year.
Registration for the drawing gets underway at the Fallsville Wildlife Area, 10221 Careytown Rd., New Vienna, on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. The drawing will be held promptly at 1 p.m.. Plan travel accordingly. The non-hunting adult accompanying the youth hunter on the day of the hunt must enter the drawing. The permit will be issued in the adult’s name. If drawn, the youth hunter must purchase an Ohio hunting license and youth turkey permit prior to the day of the hunt. Permits are transferrable through the Fallsville headquarters and must be done 24 hours prior to the hunt.
The contact number for Fallsville Wildlife Area is 937-987-2508. Interested hunters can also call the Wildlife District Five Headquarters at 937-372-9261. All youth hunt information is posted at www.wildohio.com .
Hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to noon for all special youth turkey hunting dates on Paint Creek State Park.
Submitted by Kathy Garza-Behr, ODNR Division of Wildlife.