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Ohio - 2015-16 Season

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Season / ZoneDatesNotes
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
Lake Erie Marsh
Oct 17 - Nov 1
Nov 14 - Dec 27
Begins at the intersection of I-75 at the OH-MI line and south to I-280, then south to the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I-90), then east to the Erie-Lorain county line, then north to Lake Erie. The line follows the Lake Erie shoreline at a distance of 200 yards offshore. The line follows the shoreline west toward and around the northern tip of Cedar Point Amusement Park, then continues from the westernmost point of Cedar Point toward the southernmost tip of the sand bar at the mouth of Sandusky Bay and out into Lake Erie at a distance of 200 yards offshore continuing parallel to the Lake Erie shoreline north and west toward the northernmost tip of Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge, then follows a direct line toward the southernmost tip of Wood Tick peninsula in MI to a point that intersects the OH-MI state line, then follows the state line back to the point of the beginning
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
North
Oct 24 - Nov 8
Nov 21 - Jan 3
North of I-70 excluding the Lake Erie Marsh Zone
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
South
Oct 24 - Nov 8
Dec 19 - Jan 31
South of I-70
Geese & Brant
Lake Erie Marsh
Oct 17 - Nov 1
Nov 14 - Dec 27
Jan 14 - Jan 31
Geese & Brant
North
Oct 24 - Nov 8
Nov 21 - Jan 3
Jan 14 - Jan 31
Geese & Brant
South
Oct 24 - Nov 8
Dec 1 - Jan 31
YouthOcf 3 - Oct 4Open statewide to hunters age 15 and younger when accompanied by a non-hunting adult age 18 or older.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpeciesDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 1 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 1 black duck
  • 2 redheads
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasback
  • 1 mottled duck
  • 2 pintails
Coot15
Merganser5, max. 2 hooded mergansers
Canada Goose3
White-fronted Goose10
Light Goose1
Brant1
Falconry3 migratory game birds
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic
ArcheryCrossbows are prohibited
FalconryPermitted during open seasons