Department of Natural Resources - Refuges and Restricted Hunting Areas - Restricted migratory bird hunting area; Muddy creek bay.


Published: 1999-06-01

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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory bird at any time from any watercraft or floating conveyance on or within the water area posted with signs reading "Restricted Zone - Unlawful To Hunt Migratory Birds From Water." Said area is more particularly described as follows:

Known as and being an area known as the open water areas of Muddy creek bay lying within sections 20, 21, 22, and 23, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio and sections 27, 28, and 29, T6N R16E Rice township, and sections 26, 27, 28, and 34, T6N R16 Riley township, Sandusky county, Ohio, and being more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the west quarter post of section 16, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio; thence proceeding south 0 degrees 00 minutes west in the west line of sections 16 and 21, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio, a distance of five thousand three hundred thirty-six feet to the shores of Muddy creek bay and the point and place of beginning of the parcel herein described; thence proceeding along the shoreline of Muddy creek bay and such appropriate boundary lines in the following courses to wit:

North 6419'29" west24.14
North 6002'30" west302.28
North 8611'53" west250.75
South 2636'30" west49.34
South 6911'53" west319.28
North 8203'55" west278.80
North 7333'08" west298.83
North 8625'50" west356.36
South 7916'59" west342.38
South 7417'46" west163.19
South 7522'01" west178.41
South 1149'52" west64.44
South 8634'07" west1369.80
South 0237'25" east2548.00
North 8711'55" east3985.17
South 0349'32" east1181.94
South 4053'21" west466.47
South 2637'25" east956.66 to a point in the centerline of the Sandusky river; thence proceeding along the approximate centerline of the Sandusky river in the following courses to wit:
North 8332'26" east94.74
North 7622'20" east101.42
North 8749'22" east259.23
North 8458'15" east304.68
South 8846'30" east228.80
South 7850'10" east279.74
South 7939'06" east246.73
South 7945'09" east270.63
South 7153'10" east226.93
South 5829'19" east269.98
South 6010'34" east303.37
South 6820'57" east208.72
South 6205'02" east277.37
South 5519'57" east225.27
South 4246'12" east265.15
South 5258'16" east226.17
South 4838'23" east165.86
South 3903'31" east130.91
South 5136'44" east159.71
South 4433'16" east153.36 to a point; thence proceeding along the shoreline of Muddy creek bay and such appropriate boundary lines in the following courses to wit:
South 4307'20" east84.16
South 0102'31" east6603.09
North 8809'51" east2045.00
North 2052'54" east1020.90
North 8634'38" east726.10
North 0134'54" west1.29
North 0023'17" west62.21
North 0634'31" west133.99
North 1131'20" west127.62
North 1205'39" west127.85
North 2808'48" west133.29
North 6045'14" west93.56
north 7342'11" west211.06
North 6830'21" west238.06
North 5837'57" west250.18
North 5351'24" west173.67
North 3237'24" west163.35
North 1348'24" west159.12
North 0343'21" west138.76
North 0100'05" east172.53
North 0239'17" east105.25
North 0134'54" west182.72
North 0134'54" west130.89
North 0808'40" west147.40
North 1550'19" west163.12
North 0909'00" west186.94
North 2938'12" east150.02
North 3329'32" east223.27
North 6813'57" east187.78
South 4251'59" east70.70
South 4249'48" east112.03
North 6800'56" east226.75
North 3704'41" east157.66
North 5609'49" east157.83
North 4125'26" east184.30
North 4818'13" east215.21
North 3953'10" east148.73
North 3952'44" east178.11
North 4024'20" east191.78
North 3343'46" east266.80
North 2933'43" east283.15
North 3504'46" east284.33
North 1955'11" east275.78
North 2429'18" east268.34
North 2533'13" east232.99
North 2229'38" east133.42
North 4945'31" east24.89
North 6227'00" east278.20
North 6039'35" east389.54
North 6529'10" east439.03
North 5844'54" east246.09
North 6405'04" east223.30
North 5537'08" east138.75
North 1651'12" east12.29
North 2114'08" west38.53
North 4648'41" east232.24
North 3351'51" east187.71
North 3532'07" east180.39
North 0407'44" east52.09
North 0104'21" east195.89
North 0059'51" east287.99
North 0114'26" west217.72
North 0134'54" west94.60
North 0134'54" west82.94
North 6313'02" east48.69
North 6119'00" east247.48
North 5941'32" east307.38
North 7440'32" east245.48
North 7153'33" east246.02
North 7228'23" east377.38
North 6801'37" east264.07
North 7053'34" east309.85
North 6226'38" east224.88
North 7122'28" east185.69
North 7243'24" east162.88
North 7429'24" east166.89
North 3730'44" east53.43 feet to a point known as South point; thence proceeding north 10 degrees 33 minutes 42 seconds east across the mouth of Muddy creek bay to a point known as Canvasback point; thence proceeding along the northerly shoreline of Muddy creek bay in the following courses to wit:
North 3340'46" east111.96
North 3807'15" east162.51
North 2006'20" east42.37
North 0651'09" east51.34
North 0823'12" west102.78
North 0818'34" west193.82
North 0048'22" west118.04
North 5405'35" west264.33
North 6756'33" west308.39
North 8457'26" west267.21
North 8208'38" west334.21
North 7836'00" west183.57
North 7930'29" west162.81
North 6401'27" west206.55
North 6725'46" west148.37
North 7002'39" west121.32
North 7622'57" west235.72
South 8106'17" west160.15
South 7030'45" west93.10
South 3942'07" west26.59
South 6006'43" west34.77
South 6834'59" west137.69
South 4836'15" west98.77
South 7106'56" west106.27
South 8232'27" west628.87
South 5036'37" west1386.78
South 2252'19" west2063.85
North 6806'15" west222.03
North 8854'11" west269.05
North 8747'44" west363.25
North 6018'59" west180.80
North 6945'41" west188.03
North 5433'54" west117.99
North 3330'35" west229.38
North 4006'57" west192.57
North 6659'24" west143.15
North 6137'18" west362.52
South 8930'24" west341.24
North 8120'49" west743.19
North 5109'45" west1720.29
North 8712'27" west182.47
South 8211'32" west66.29
South 7238'27" west96.17
South 3127'17" west227.20
South 2232'36" west190.11
South 6902'20" west265.17
South 8542'11" west457.53
South 6809'17" west269.24
South 5448'22" west350.97
South 5558'02" west200.47
South 7130'15" west79.22
North 8408'49" west170.65
North 7714'19" west219.84
South 5437'10" west151.38
South 7452'16" west323.04
South 8207'32" west261.30
South 5620'41" west282.27
South 4118'09" west140.20
North 4448'06" west238.70
North 6304'49" west388.52
North 5300'53" west302.49
North 6419'38" west467.76 feet to the point and place of beginning. Said parcel contains approximately 2408.6 acres be the same more or less.

(B) It shall be lawful to hunt or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory game bird during the legal shooting hours and during the open season within the following area:

Commencing at the west quarter post of section 16, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio; thence proceeding south 0 degrees 00 minutes west in the west line of sections 16 and 21, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio, a distance of five thousand three hundred thirty-six feet to the shores of Muddy creek bay and the point and place of beginning of the parcel herein excepted; thence proceeding along the shoreline of Muddy creek bay and such appropriate boundary lines in the following courses, to wit:

North 6419'29" west24.14
North 6002'30" west302.28
North 8611'53" west250.75
South 2636'30" west49.34
South 6911'53" west319.28
North 8203'55" west278.80
North 7333'08" west298.83
North 8625'50" west356.36
South 7916'59" west342.38
South 7417'46" west163.19
South 7522'01" west178.41
South 1149'52" west64.44
South 8634'07" west1369.80
South 0237'25" east2548.00
North 8711'55" east in the south line of section 20, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio a distance of three thousand nine hundred eighty-five feet to a point; thence proceeding north 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds east a distance of six hundred feet to a point; thence proceeding north 19 degrees 42 minutes 58 seconds east a distance of one thousand four hundred eleven feet to a point on the shore line of Muddy creek bay; then proceeding along said Muddy creek bay shoreline in the following meandering courses, to wit:
North 4448'06" west238.71
North 6304'49" west388.53
North 5300'53" west302.50
North 6419'38" west491.91 feet to the point and place of beginning.

(C) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.