Department of Natural Resources - Hunting and Trapping - Youth hunting season regulations.


Published: 2021-07-01

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(A) Youth hunting seasons are open only to persons that are seventeen years of age or younger on the date of participation in the hunting season.

(B) It shall be unlawful for a person seventeen years of age or younger to hunt in a youth hunting season if they are not accompanied by a non-hunting adult eighteen years of age or older. Provided further, on dates specified in paragraph (L) of rule 1501:31-7-06 of the Administrative Code, persons eighteen years of age or older and eligible to hunt under that paragraph may hunt and accompany a person hunting under this chapter.

(C) It shall be unlawful for a non-hunting adult eighteen years of age or older to accompany more than two persons seventeen years of age or younger during a youth hunting season.

(D) It shall be unlawful for the responsible non-hunting adult eighteen years of age or older to allow a person seventeen years of age or younger to hunt unaccompanied during a youth hunting season.

(E) It shall be unlawful during a youth hunting season for an adult who accompanies a person seventeen years of age or younger who is participation in a youth hunting season to hunt or possess a device commonly used to take wild animals, except on dates specified in paragraph (L) of rule 1501:31-7-06 of the Administrative Code an adult eligible to hunt under that paragraph may hunt and accompany a person hunting under this chapter.

(F) All definitions set forth in section 1531.01 of the Revised Code and rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

Last updated July 1, 2021 at 9:58 AM