1501:31-15-07 Areas having limited hunting.

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt on that part of the Resthaven wildlife area or the Magee marsh state public hunting area posted with state signs reading, "No Hunting Zone."

(B) Clear Fork reservoir located in Troy and Springfield townships in Richland county and Troy township in Morrow county.

(1) Game birds and wild quadrupeds may be taken during the open seasons, in such manner and in such numbers as are prescribed by the Revised Code or the Administrative Code.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt on that part of the land area in the northwest section, also that part of the area in the southeast section of said reservoir which are posted with "No Hunting" signs.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt on this area with any firearm or device other than a shotgun or longbow and arrow. However, rifles may be used to take furbearing animals from six p.m. to six a.m. during the open season.

(C) Deer creek reservoir located in Lexington township, Stark county.

(1) Game birds and wild quadrupeds may be taken during the open season, in such manner and in such numbers as prescribed by the Revised Code or the Administrative Code.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt on that part of the land area in the northwest section and also that part of the land area in the southeast section of said reservoir which is posted with "No Hunting" signs.

(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt a wild animal on or within an area owned or used by the division of wildlife for propagating fish.

(E) It shall be unlawful for any person to trap beaver on the "American Electric Power" recreation public hunting area without a special permit from the "American Electric Power."

(F) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt waterfowl at any time other than the legal starting time until twelve noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the duck season on portions of the Shenango, Salt Fork, and Killbuck wildlife areas when posted with division signs so stating "Waterfowl Hunting Permitted Beyond this Sign on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During the Waterfowl Season Hours: Legal Shooting Time Until Twelve Noon."

(G) It shall be unlawful to hunt waterfowl on Mosquito creek wildlife area, or on those areas of Grand river posted as "Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Area Permit Required" without a valid daily permit issued by the division of wildlife.

(H) It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to take or hunt a groundhog or woodchuck on the "American Electric Power" recreation public hunting area.

(I) It shall be unlawful for any person without a permit issued by the chief of the division of wildlife or his agent to hunt at any time on the Urbana wildlife area.

(J) It shall be unlawful for any person eighteen years of age or older to hunt, trap or fish on camp Belden wildlife area. Provided further, persons younger than eighteen years of age may hunt, trap or fish when accompanied by a non-hunting, non-trapping or non-fishing adult.

(K) It shall be unlawful to hunt on camp Belden wildlife area during the youth season for deer without a controlled deer hunting permit issued by the division of wildlife.

(L) It shall be unlawful to hunt waterfowl on city of Akron Mogadore property without a controlled waterfowl hunting permit, except for the last thirty days of the season no controlled waterfowl hunting permit shall be required.

(M) It shall be unlawful to hunt waterfowl on the Wendell R. LaDue reservoir east of state route 44 without a controlled waterfowl hunting permit, except for the last thirty days of the season, however no controlled waterfowl hunting permit shall be required to hunt waterfowl on the remainder of the LaDue property, including the portion of the Wendell R. LaDue reservoir west of state route 44.

(N) It shall be unlawful to hunt Elm road public hunting area with anything other than archery equipment. Persons legally trapping fur bearing animals on Elm road public hunting area may use a rimfire firearm to kill a wild animal caught in a trap.

(O) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

Effective: 03/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/19/2013 and 03/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06 , 1531.08 , 1531.10
Rule Amplifies: 1531.06 , 1531.08 , 1531.10
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/76, 6/1/78, 6/1/79, 6/1/81, 6/1/82, 5/31/84, 6/1/85, 6/1/88, 7/13/88 (Emer), 10/17/ 88, 7/31/90, 8/11/91, 7/31/92, 6/7/93, 6/1/97, 7/15/98, 7/5/00, 7/19/02, 5/28/04, 6/1/2006, 7/1/2011, 7/1/2012