|State wants ideas from waterfowl hunters|
|Written by Submitted|
|Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:40 PM|
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife is asking Ohio waterfowl hunters to provide ideas on the timing of the fall waterfowl hunting season and where they prefer to hunt in Ohio.
The Ohio Wildlife Council will establish season dates and other regulations in mid-August after federal guidelines are established for the upcoming waterfowl season, said Mike Ervin, ODNR Division of Wildlife.
Biologists are seeking input from Ohio waterfowl hunters through the online survey, so opportunities can be closely matched to the preferences of as many hunters as possible within the constraints of federal guidelines, said Ervin.
The survey is available at wildohio.com until Wednesday, Aug. 1. Hunters will need to have their customer identification number readily available. It is found on all Ohio hunting and fishing licenses.
Similar information was solicited from Ohio waterfowl hunters last summer and used to set the 2011-2012 hunting season dates within each zone.
This year, hunters also are asked to provide suggestions regarding potential changes to goose hunting season length and bag limits, as well as rate last year’s season, said Ervin.
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