Department of Natural Resources - License and Permit Regulations - Multi-year hunting and fishing license regulations.


Published: 2021-05-01

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(A) A multi-year hunting license issued in accordance with section 1533.321 of the Revised Code to a person who has not obtained a certificate of completion issued upon completion of a hunter education and conservation course approved by the chief or has not submitted evidence of equivalent training in content and manner approved by the chief, shall bear an "apprentice" hunter designation and shall be subject to the provisions of section 1533.102 of the Revised Code and division (G) of section 1533.10 of the Revised Code and rules adopted thereunder, as applicable. This rule is in addition to and supplements section 1533.102 of the Revised Code.

(1) A multi-year hunting license issued in accordance with this rule shall begin on the date of issuance and expire three years, five years, or ten years from the date of issuance, as applicable.

(2) A multi-year hunting license issued in accordance with this rule to a person who subsequently obtains a certificate of completion issued upon completion of a hunter education and conservation course approved by the chief or submits evidence of equivalent training in content and manner approved by the chief, shall be reissued in accordance with section 1533.10 of the Revised Code and section 1533.321 of the Revised Code without the "apprentice" hunter status designation.

(3) A multi-year hunting license issued in accordance with this rule to a person who subsequently becomes a nonresident after issuance of the license shall remain valid in this state during its term, regardless of residency status.

(B) It shall be unlawful for a person issued a hunting license in accordance with paragraph (A) of this rule to hunt if they are not accompanied by another person who is twenty-one years of age or older and who possesses a valid hunting license issued in accordance with sections 1533.10 of the Revised Code or section 1533.321 of the Revised Code.

(C) It shall be unlawful for the holder of a valid hunting license issued in accordance with sections 1533.10 of the Revised Code or section 1533.321 of the Revised Code to accompany more than two holders of a hunting license in accordance with paragraph (A) of this rule at one time.

(D) Each fiscal year, a prorated amount of the money from each multi-year license fee will be transferred from the multi-year and lifetime license fund to the fund into which the applicable single year license fee would otherwise be deposited in accordance with this paragraph.

(1) The prorated amount is equal to the total amount of the fee charged for the license divided by the number of years the license is valid.

(2) The amount subject to transfer will be based on number of multi-year license sold during the immediately preceding fiscal year and the number of multi-year license sold during previous fiscal years with amounts remaining to be transferred.

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

Last updated May 1, 2021 at 9:09 AM