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

Birddogs and Chukar

Making it Count

When I hunt alone, which is often the case, there’s a certain ritual to leaving the truck. It’s become habit without much thought anymore. This invisible checklist guards against hiking miles from the truck and realizing I’m without shells, water, remotes or worse. It’s this same reason everything has an assigned place in the truck, … Read more

Building the Quail Pen

Backyard Bobwhite: Part 2

Can a pen-raised quail make it in the wild? If you’ve had the privilege to hunt Bobwhite over a few seasons in areas where they still reside, you likely know that year over year you will find birds in the exact same locations. Read old stories from some of the great quail hunting authors and … Read more