What Services Does the Ohio Division of Wildlife Offer?


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As of 2015, services available from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Division of Wildlife include regulating hunting, trapping and fishing, as well as providing for the maintenance of the state's wildlife and wildlife habitat. The division also serves the public through education and conservation assistance to landowners.

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The Ohio Division of Wildlife regulates small game hunting of doves, squirrel, rabbits, grouse and fox, and it also establishes deer hunting zones, deer hunting and tagging regulations and hunter licensing. The division also encourages the hunting of the invasive feral hog as of 2015. The division regulates fishing by establishing site-specific waters, regulating licenses, enforcing state-wide limits and encouraging public participation in legal fishing.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife provides a supply of Private Lands Biologists to aid landowners in creating and maintaining sustainable habitats for native Ohio wildlife. The division website provides a map showing the divisions of the Private Lands Biologist offices.

The division also holds or supports a variety of educational programs within the state, such as Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, Project WET, the National Archery in the Schools Program and the Passport to Fishing program. Wildlife workshops help the public appreciate Ohio's natural diversity and mobilize them to participate in the state's conservation efforts.

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