In addition to the statewide youth turkey hunting days April 16 and 17, 2016 on both public and private lands, a special opportunity is available for young hunters seeking wild turkeys this spring. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, a drawing will be held for controlled youth turkey hunting opportunities within the refuge portion of the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Hunting dates are for Saturday and Sundays only, from April 16th through May 15th, 2016. Hunters 17 years and under must be present in order to participate in the drawing and must bring a valid 2016 hunting license.
Interested youngsters must attend the drawing which will be held at the East Holmes Sportsmen’s Club located 2.5 miles southeast of Millersburg on Township Road 310. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the drawing will begin at 1:00 p.m. The drawing will coincide with a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Jakes Day event sponsored by local chapters of the NWTF. Please dress for the weather.
For questions regarding the drawing call Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area at (330) 567-3390.
Learn more about turkey hunting in Ohio 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.