Special trapping drawing to be held at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

A one-time drawing will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for trapping in the wildlife refuge on the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The drawing will be held at the Killdeer Plains Check Station, located at 19100 C.H. 115; Harpster, OH 43323 (1-1/2 miles south of State Route 294 in Wyandot County).

All participants must register prior to 6:25 p.m., and must show a valid 2015-2016 Ohio Fur Taker Permit. Anyone interested should plan on being at the Killdeer Plains Check station by 6 p.m.

Registration forms will be completed by the trapper and placed in a drum. As these forms are drawn, that trapper must select a unit to trap. There are nine available units in the refuge. A letter permit will be mailed to the participant, and further instructions will be given by the area supervisor.

The permit will be valid for portions of the trapping season, with some restrictions on times. No one may enter the refuge for inspection prior to receiving a permit.

Permits are not transferable. All trappers that are chosen must meet with the area manager for specific instructions prior to the start of the trapping activity.

It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, trade or barter any ODNR Division of Wildlife issued controlled hunting, fishing or trapping permit.

For additional information about controlled trapping opportunities in Ohio, view the Controlled Hunting and Trapping Events page at wildohio.gov.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.