Ohio Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 12 – 
January 31, 2019
Ohio Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$19

Non-Resident License Fees:
$141.50
3-Day $40

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Ohio Ruffed Grouse Season

October 13 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 2 per day

Bobwhite Quail

Ohio Bobwhite Quail Season

November 2 – November 25, 2018

*In select counties

Limits: 4 per day

Woodcock

Ohio Woodcock Season

October 12 – November 25, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Ohio Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 2 – January 13, 2019

Limits: 2 per day

Quail Release Video

Backyard Bobwhite: Part 4

Release the Birds It’s a bitter sweet day. The quail project we conceived in the spring (Part 1) is winding down as the leaves begin descending and first frosts are painting the pasture. We’ve gotten attached to these birds, invested in their condition, entertained by their antics. We’re just a few zip ties away from … Read more

Bobwhite Call

Connecting with Bobwhite

The number of Ohio residents who recognize the distinctive call of Bobwhite is dwindling. The old-timers, a few farmers, the occasional birder can still whistle the tune that was once a fixture of the buckeye landscape prior to the blizzard of ’78. Just a handful of counties in the southwest corner of the state are … Read more