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 draw for a blind until that person exhibits that person's Ohio hunting license, proof of purchase of an Ohio wetlands habitat stamp for the current year and a federal migratory bird stamp from the previous year or current year. Persons under sixteen years of age are not required to possess an Ohio wetlands habitat stamp or federal migratory bird stamp to participate, however they must possess a valid youth hunting license.

(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 of 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.

Effective: 12/15/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 12/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: RC 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09 , 1541.19
Prior Effective Dates: 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