Chapter 1501:41-15 Hunting and Fishing

1501:41-15-01 Wildlife definitions.

Unless otherwise defined in 1501:41-1-04 the definitions set forth in Section 1531.01 of the Revised Code are incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

(former NRp 15.01 ); Eff 6-14-75
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1541.01
R.C. 119.032 review date: 2/25/02, 2/25/07

1501:41-15-02 Ice fishing.

(A) No person shall cut or cut and fish through a hole in ice which has a diameter that exceeds twelve inches in any of the waters of the Division.

(B) No person shall use an ice fishing shelter which does not have exhibited on the outside of the structure, the name and address of the owner or user shown in legible letters. An ice fishing shelter is a temporary shelter taken to or used on a frozen body of water as a protection or cover from the weather.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2010 and 01/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75

1501:41-15-04 Fishing at beaches prohibited.

No person shall at any time engage in fishing in any beach waters, bathing, or swimming area of the division, or any area where boundaries are posted with "No Fishing" or "Fishing Prohibited" signs.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2010 and 01/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 3/1/96

1501:41-15-05 Public hunting areas.

(A) The areas listed in this chapter under the jurisdiction, supervision, custody, or control of the division upon which hunting and trapping are permitted according to the rules herein provided are hereby designated as "public hunting areas."

(B) No person shall hunt or trap within any area on a public hunting area posted or marked with signs showing "No Hunting," "Safety Zone - No Hunting," "No Trapping," or "No Hunting and No Trapping."

(C) No person shall hunt within any area on a public hunting area posted or marked with a sign stating "No Hunting, Trapping Only" or "No Hunting, Trapping Permitted."

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2010 and 01/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/76, 4/10/90

1501:41-15-06 Hunting and trapping prohibited; exceptions.

No person shall hunt or trap game birds, game quadrupeds, or fur bearing animals on any lands or waters administered by the division, except as hereinafter set forth in rules 1501:41-15-07 ,- and 1501:41-15-08 ,- of the Administrative Code and then so provided such hunting is done by means of shotguns or with primitive weapons as defined in rule 1501:41-1-04 of the Administrative Code, and when done in accordance with the Revised Code or wildlife orders RULES then in effect. In addition, rifles may be used to take fur bearing animals from six p.m. to six a.m. and handguns may be used to hunt deer when used in accordance with division rules and the wildlife orders then in effect.

Eff 7-1-76; 7-1-80; 3-18-88; 9-1-97
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 1541.19
Rule amplifies: RC 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
119.032 Review Date: 02-25-02
R.C. 119.032 review date: 2/25/02, 2/25/07

1501:41-15-07 Safety zones.

(A) Notwithstanding any provisions of rule 1501:41-15-08 , of the Administrative Code, no person shall at any time take, hunt, trap, kill, pursue, or shoot at any wildlife and/or wild animals by any means within four hundred feet of any nature trail, picnic area, construction area, state trail, service area, camping area, residence, barn, service building, shelter house, beach, water or sewage treatment facility, backpack trail, latrine, parking lot, cabin, lodge, or other structure or to shoot on, from, or across any road, or driveway within any area administered by the division.

(B) In those areas where wildlife is creating operational or health problems, the chief of the division may permit hunting or trapping in safety zones to remove nuisance wildlife.

Eff 7-1-76; 7-1-80; 5-16-82; 7-1-83; 3-1-93; 9-1-97
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 1541.19
Rule amplifies: RC 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
R.C. 119.032 review date: 2/25/02, 2/25/07

1501:41-15-08 Parks wherein all legal game may be hunted.

It shall be lawful to hunt game birds, game quadrupeds, and fur bearing animals and trap fur bearing animals in the parks named in this rule when done in accordance to the official hunting maps for the parks listed. Official hunting maps indicate those areas of the park open and closed to hunting and trapping and any restrictions on hunting or trapping in those areas. The official copies of the maps are filed with the chief of the division. At least thirty days prior to the effective date copies of the maps are posted in accordance with rule 1501:41-3-01 of the Administrative Code and filed at the respective area headquarters office.

Parks that have areas open to hunting and trapping:

Adams Lake state park

Alum Creek state park

A.W. Marion state park

Barkcamp state park

Beaver Creek state park

Blue Rock state park

Buck Creek state park

Buckeye lake state park

Burr Oak state park

Caesar Creek state park

Cowan lake state park

Deer Creek state park

Delaware state park

Dillon state park

East Fork state park

East Harbor state park

Findley state park

Forked Run state park

Geneva state park

Grand lake St. Marys state park

Great Seal state park

Guilford Lake state park

Hocking Hills state park

Hueston Woods state park

Indian lake state park

Jackson lake state park

Jefferson lake state park

John Bryan state park

Kelleys Island state park

Kiser lake state park

Lake Alma state park

Lake Hope state park

Lake Logan state park

Lake Loramie state park

Lake Milton state park

Madison lake state park

Malabar state park

Maumee Bay state park

Mosquito state park

Mount Gilead state park

Mary Jane Thurston state park

North Bass Island state park

area Paint Creek state park

Portage lakes state park

Punderson state park

Pymatuning state park

Rocky Fork state park

Salt Fork state park

Scioto Trail state park

Shawnee state park

Stonelick state park

Strouds Run state park

Sycamore state park

Tar Hollow state park

Tinkers Creek state park

Van Buren state park

West Branch state park

Wolf Run state park

Effective: 06/11/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 06/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1501.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/76, 5/15/78, 7/1/80, 3/24/81, 5/16/82, 9/2/83, 10/16/86, 10/23/86 (Emer), 1/28/89, 4/10/90, 3/1/93, 1/1/94, 9/1/94, 9/1/95, 9/1/97, 10/1/98, 5/17/00, 4/1/04, 3/1/2006

1501:41-15-13 Duck blind, permit required.

No person shall place, construct, maintain, or use a permanent duck blind in any area administered by the division without first obtaining a permanent duck blind permit therefore from the chief of the division or his authorized agent.

(A) Application for permanent duck blinds may be made beginning on the morning of the third Saturday in August, annually, at the area office where such duck blind construction is permitted.

(B) No person shall apply for a duck blind permit until they exhibit their Ohio hunting license and proof of purchase of their Ohio wetlands habitat stamp for the current year, and their federal migratory bird stamp from the previous year or current year.

(C) Prior to the issuance of a permanent duck blind permit every applicant for such permit shall pay the fee specified in rule 1501:41-2-27 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Persons shall remove their permanent duck blind by March fifteenth each year.

(E) Persons who fail to comply with paragraph (D) of this rule by not removing their permanent duck blind by March fifteenth shall not be eligible for a permanent duck blind permit at any area administered by the division for the following year's season.

(F) Persons receiving a division permanent duck blind permit shall construct a blind on the designated location within forty-five days after the issuance of said permit. Failure to comply shall be cause for the forfeiture of both the permit and the fee.

(G) No person shall apply for more than one permanent duck blind permit.

(H) No person shall apply or draw for a permanent duck blind permit for another person.

(I) No person shall construct a permanent duck blind except within a reasonable distance of the site location designated by the permanent duck blind permit.

(J) No person shall install or place a stake in any water area for the purpose of anchoring or securing a permanent duck blind.

(K) This rule shall not apply to those areas where the duck blind permits are issued by authority of rule 1501:31-21-02 of the Administrative Code.

For the purpose of this rule "permanent duck blind" is a structure that is taken to, placed, or built for the purpose of concealment by waterfowl hunters and is left at the same place of concealment for more than one calendar day.

No person shall use a permanent duck blind unless they are the permit holder of the blind or have the written permission of the permit holder.

Eff 6-14-75; 5-15-78; 7-1-80; 3-24-81; 5-25-82; 6-6-86; 3-18-88; 4-10-90; 3-1-93; 4-1-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1541.03
Rule amplifies: RC 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
RC 119.032 review dates: 2/25/02, 2/25/07, 1/14/04, 4/1/09

1501:41-15-14 Field trials, permit required.

No person shall use any area administered by the division for field trial purposes without first making application for and receiving a permits to do so from the chief of the division of parks and recreation and the chief of the division of wildlife.

Eff 7-1-76; 3-28-88
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
R.C. 119.032 review date: 2/25/02, 2/25/07

1501:41-15-15 Floatation device permitted for fishing.

The waist floatation device commonly known as a float tube or "belly boat" shall be permitted for use when fishing on lakes administered by the division. Such devices shall not be utilized in designated swimming areas, ski or speed zones. A float tube or "belly boat" shall be defined as an inflatable device constructed of rubber, canvas or other material that is designed to be inflated with any gaseous substance, constructed with two or more air cells. Such device shall be designed for a single occupant, with the seat at or below the waterline and with the majority of the operator's body immersed in the water.

Effective: 06/11/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 06/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1501.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/1978

1501:41-15-16 Parks open to goose hunting in September. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-1-04