Ohio Hunting Seasons – Updated

Welcome to the Ohio Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2022-2023.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Ohio?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Ohio hunting season Provides the hunter with opportunities to hunt Deer, Turkey, Hogs, coyotes plus a wide range of other small game and game birds.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Ohio Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Firearms Dec 2 – Dec 8 & Dec 21 -22
Muzzleloader Jan 4 – Jan 7 (2020)
Bow Sept 28 – Feb 2
Firearms (Youth) Nov 23 -24

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Ohio Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Spring Apr 20 – May 31 (2020)
Fall Oct 12 – Dec 1
Spring (Youth) Apr 18 -19

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Ohio Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Hogs Open All Year
Coyote Open All Year
Fox (Red & Gray) Nov 10 – Jan 31
Raccoon & Opossum Nov 10 – Jan 31
Cottontail Rabbit Nov 1 – Feb 29
Squirrel Sept 1 – Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Ohio Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Pheasant Nov 1 – Jan 11
Quail Nov 1 – Dec 1
Ruffed Grouse Oct 12 – Jan 31
Ducks Oct 12 -27 & Nov 9 – Dec 22
Canada Geese Oct 19 -Nov 3 & Nov 16 – Dec 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

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Good Luck!!