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Chapter 1501:31-11 | Refuges and Restricted Hunting Areas

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 1501:31-11-01 | No trespass game refuge; Mosquito reservoir.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass at any time without a permit from the chief of the division of wildlife within a certain area on the Mosquito reservoir posted as "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful" more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a point in Mecca township, Trumbull county where the Hoagland-Blackstub road (county road #203) intersects the Mahan Denman road (county road #240), said point also being a common corner of lots 3, 4, 13, and 14 of the Kirtland tract. Thence along the center of Mahan Denman road S 89-30' W 60 rods, more or less to a point, thence due north 86.0 rods, thence S 89-45' W 140.0 rods, thence N 1-05' W 54.0 rods to the Greene-Mecca township line, thence S 89-45' W 32.0 rods, thence N 0-30' W 83 rods, thence S 89-45' W 329.0 rods, to Park avenue (county road), thence N 0-15' E 121.0 rods, thence S 43-30.0' E 55.0 rods, thence N 89-45' E 101.0 rods, thence N 0-15' E 34 rods, thence N 89-45' E 39 rods, thence N 20-45' E 150 rods, thence N 89-45' E 32 rods, thence N 0-20' W 12 rods, thence N 89-45' E 37 rods, thence N 0-30' W 66 rods, thence N 89-45' E 10 rods, thence N 0-30' W 25 rods, thence N 89-45' E 10 rods, thence S 0-30' E 23 rods, thence N 89-45' E 17 rods, thence S 0-30' E 33 rods, thence N 89-45' E 99 rods, thence N 57-30' E 22 rods, thence N 35-15' E 22 rods, thence S 54-45' E 6 rods, thence S 35-15' W 24 rods, thence S 57-30' W 24 rods, thence S 89-45' W 31 rods, thence S 0-30' E 39 rods, thence N 89-45' E 80 rods, thence N 0-30' W 41 rods, thence N 89-45' E 64 rods, thence S 1-05' E 41 rods, thence S 89-45' W 8 rods, thence S 0-30' E 23 rods, thence N 89-45' E 51 rods, thence S 0-30' E 64 rods, thence N 89-45' E 36 rods, thence N 0-30' W 106 rods, thence N 89-45' E 103 rods, thence S 0-30' E 18 rods, thence N 89-45' E 4 rods, thence N 80-45' E 10 rods, thence N 44-30' E 16 rods, thence N 0-30' W 25 rods, thence N 19-30' W 45 rods, thence N 0-30' W 33 rods, thence N 25-25' E 24 rods, thence N 2-05' E 28 rods, thence S 88-45' W 5 rods, thence N 17-00' N 58 rods, thence N 88-45' E 14 rods, thence N 40-00' E 12 rods, thence N 20-00' W 11 rods, thence S 88-45' W 11 rods, thence N 17-00' E 8 rods, thence N 1-00' W 128 rods, thence N 89-15' E 8 rods, thence N 1-00' W 1 rod, thence N 89-15' E 6 rods, thence N 1-00' W 17 rods, thence N 89-15' E 9 rods, thence N 1-00' W 8 rods, to a point on the center of state route #87, thence N 89-15' E 17 rods along the center of state route #87, thence S 1-00' E 55 rods, thence N 89-15' E 14 rods, thence S 1-00' E 69 rods, thence N 88-45' E 21 rods, thence N 1-00' W 6 rods, thence N 88-45' E 40 rods, thence N 1-00' W 118 rods to a point on the center of state route #87, thence N 89-15' E 12 rods along state route #87, thence S 1-00' E 16 rods, thence S 62-00' E 9 rods, thence S 1-00' E 66 rods, thence N 88-45' E 9 rods, thence S 1-00' E 32 rods, thence S 88-45' W 17 rods, thence S 1-00' E 48 rods, thence S 51-30' E 87 rods, thence S 0-10' W 103 rods, thence N 88-45' E 10 rods, thence S 23-40' E 20 rods thence N 88-45' E 13 rods, thence S 0-40' E 30 rods, thence S 21-15' E 90 rods, thence N 89-45' E 36 rods, thence S 0-40' E 22 rods, thence S 89-45' W 26 rods, thence S 0-40' E 29 rods, thence S 89-45' W 10 rods, thence S 0-40' E 45 rods, thence N 89-45' E 11 rods, thence S 22-00' E 27 rods, thence N 89-45' E 55 rods, thence S 0-40' E 11 rods, thence S 69-10' W 57 rods, thence S 0-40' E 44 rods, thence N 89-45' E 69 rods, thence S 0-40' E 27 rods, thence S 88-45' W 9 rods, thence S 0-20' E 11 rods, thence S 89-45' W 7 rods, thence S 0-20' E 40 rods, thence N 89-45' E 5 rods, thence S 0-20' E 13 rods, thence S 89-45' W 9 rods, thence S 0248-20' E 59.5 rods, thence N 89-45' E 15 rods, thence S 13-30' W 49 rods, thence S 0-20' E 21 rods, thence N 89-45' E 7 rods, thence S 0-20' E 9 rods, thence S 83-30' E 54 rods, thence S 0-20' E 9 rods, thence S 62-00' W 64 rods, thence S 0-20' E 18 rods, thence westerly along the center of the Mahan Denman road or a line of buoys where such road is inundated by water, to the point of beginning.

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

Last updated July 2, 2021 at 1:53 PM

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Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1974, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-03 | No trespass game refuge; Killdeer plains wildlife area.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass or hunt at any time without a permit from the division of wildlife within a certain area on the Killdeer plains wildlife area posted with signs reading "State Wildlife Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful." Further provided, fishing and wildlife observation shall be permitted in this area which is posted with signs reading "Open To fishing Or Wildlife Observation Permitted." Said area more particularly described as follows:

Located in Marseilles and Pitt townships, in Wyandot county, Ohio. Beginning at the junction of township road TH-108 and former road CH-75 (all-purpose vehicle lane) thence easterly following the centerlines of former road CH-75 (all-purpose vehicle lane) to road CH-115. Thence southerly following the center line of road CH-115 to the junction of road CH-68 and road CH-115 thence easterly following the centerline of road CH-68 to the junction of road CH-119 and road CH-68. Thence northerly following the property boundary to the junction with road CH-71, thence westerly on road CH-71 following the centerline to the junction of road TH-108 and road CH-71. Thence southerly on road TH-108 following the centerline to the junction of road TH-108 and former road CH-75 (all-purpose vehicle lane).

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

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1531.10, 1531.08, 1531.06
Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.10, 1531.08
Five Year Review Date: 7/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/2015
Rule 1501:31-11-04 | No trespass game refuge; Mercer county.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass at any time within a certain area in Mercer county posted as "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful" more particularly described as follows:

Located in Jefferson, Butler and Franklin townships in Mercer county beginning at a stone in the Franklin-Butler township line and in the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of said section 24, Butler township and running thence north along said township line, a distance of 429.00 feet to a stone marked "S.L.," thence along the line surveyed in 1876 by Raudabaugh and as recorded as "State Property Line" in "Plat Book 1," page 120, Mercer county recorder's office, the following sixteen courses and distances:

South 63 30' west, a distance of 181.50 feet to a point;

South 11 30' west, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

South 66 00' west, a distance of 165.00 feet to a point;

North 15 00' east, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

North 21 45' east, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

North 82 00' west, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

North 31 30' west, a distance of 280.50 feet to a point;

North 15 30' east, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

North 38 00' west, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

North 13 30' west, a distance 115.50 feet to a point;

North 25 15' east, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

North 73 45' east, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

South 85 45' east, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

South 60 45' east, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

South 88 45' east, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

North 51 15' east, a distance of 26.15 feet to a point;

on the Franklin-Butler township line; thence leaving said Raudabaugh line and running north along said Franklin-Butler township line, a distance of 385.63 feet to a point on the Raudabaugh line; thence leaving said township line and running with said Raudabaugh line the following seven courses and distances:

North 55 00' west, a distance of 41.79 feet to a point;

North 39 00' west, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

North 57 00' west, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

North 68 45' east, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

North 13 00' west, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

North 85 30' east, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

North 61 45' east, a distance of 31.32 feet to a point;

on said township line, thence leaving said Raudabaugh line and running north with said township line a distance of 96.51 feet to a point in said Raudabaugh line, thence leaving said township line and running with said Raudabaugh line the following twenty-eight courses and distances:

North 81 45' west, a distance of 78.23 feet to a point;

North 34 30' west, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

South 77 00' west, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

South 37 30' west, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

South 23 15' east, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

South 47 45' west, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

South 33 00' west, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

South 88 15' west, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

South 60 30' west, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

North 49 30' west, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

South 85 45' west, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

North 60 30' west, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

North 21 30' west, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

South 60 45' west, a distance of 165.00 feet to a point;

South 52 45' west, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

South 9 30' east, a distance of 181.50 feet to a point;

South 35 00' west, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

North 83 00' west, a distance of 82.50 feet to a point;

South 68 30' west, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

South 7 30' east, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

South 55 30' west, a distance of 46.20 feet to a point;

in the center of Johnston road, formerly state route no. 127, north 38 00' west, a distance of 313.50 feet to a point;

North 82 00' east, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

North 15 30' east, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

North 41 45' west, a distance of 330.00 feet to a point;

North 17 30' west, a distance of 148.50 feet to a point;

North 45 30' west, a distance of 363.00 feet to a point;

North 8 30' west, a distance of 158.40 feet to a point;

on the line between said sections 24 and 13, said point being 759.00 feet east of the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of said section 24;

thence running with Raudabaugh line across the east half of said section 13 the following twenty-five courses and distances:

North 52 15' east, a distance of 181.50 feet to a point;

North 3 15' east, a distance of 231.00 feet to a point;

North 42 30' east, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

South 39 00' east, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

North 74 00' east, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

South 62 00' east, a distance of 181.50 feet to a point;

North 50 30' east, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

North 8 15' east, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

North 28 00' west, a distance of 66.00 feet to a point;

North 60 00' east, a distance of 214.50 feet to a point;

North 27 45' west, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

North 31 45' east, a distance of 181.50 feet to a point;

North 0 15' east, a distance of 115.50 feet to a point;

North 23 45' west, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

North 2 00' east, a distance of 297.00 feet to a point;

North 29 15' west, a distance of 132.00 feet to a point;

North 1 30' west, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

North 16 30' west, a distance of 148.50 feet to a point;

North 21 45' west, a distance of 198.00 feet to a point;

North 44 15' west, a distance of 264.00 feet to a point;

North 28 15' east, a distance of 99.00 feet to a point;

North 58 15' east, a distance of 280.50 feet to a point;

North 2 15' west, a distance of 181.50 feet to a point;

North 32 45' west, a distance of 184.50 feet to a point;

South 87 15' west, a distance of 145.20 feet to a point;

on the south edge of Coldwater creek, thence northeastwardly along the water's edge following the south bank of Coldwater creek to the junction with Grand Lake St. Marys, thence continuing in a northeasterly direction across open water of Grand Lake St. Marys to a stake 200 feet north of the first island, thence southeasterly across Grand Lake St. Marys to a stake on the southwest corner of Anise island, thence east following the south shore of Anise island to a point on the southeast tip, thence across Grand Lake St. Marys to the west side of It's It channel, thence southwardly on the west side of It's It channel to the junction of It's It road, thence south on the west side of It's It road to the junction of state route 703, thence westwardly on the north edge of state route 703, to the junction of the Butler and Franklin townships line, thence north to the point of beginning.

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

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Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1973, 6/1/1978, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-05 | Restricted migratory bird hunting area; Mercer county.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, hunt or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory bird at any time without a permit from the division of wildlife on or within an area in Mercer county posted as "Restricted Zone Unlawful to Hunt Waterfowl" or "Public Hunting Area, Permit Required" or to trespass within an area posted as "Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Area, Trespass Permit Required" more particularly described as follows:

Located in Jefferson, Butler and Franklin townships, in Mercer county, beginning at the junction of state route 127 and Brown road, thence south on the east edge of state route 127 to the junction of state route 127 and state route 703, thence eastwardly on the north edge of state route 703 to the east side of the village of Montezuma, thence northward on the west edge of state route 219 to the junction of state route 219 and Windy Point road, thence north along Windy Point road to the northeast corner of Shademore landing, thence westwardly across Grand Lake St. Marys to the point of beginning. And beginning at a corner post at intersection of It's It road and state route 703, thence south 1,135 feet to a corner post, thence west 1,581 feet to a corner post, thence north 1,368 feet to a corner post, thence northwest along the old "C.H. & D Railroad" bed, 1,800 feet to a corner post, thence southeast along state route 703, 4,375 feet to the point of beginning containing approximately 67 acres more or less. All land described lies in southwest quarter section 19 and the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 30, Franklin township, Mercer county, Ohio and beginning at a corner post at the junction of It's It road and state route 703, thence southeast along state route 703, 2,310 feet to a corner post, thence south 910 feet to a corner post, thence west 100 feet to a corner post, thence south 160 feet to a corner post, thence west 900 feet to a corner post, thence south 480 feet, thence west 2,850 feet along state route 219 to a corner post, thence north 830 feet to a corner post, thence east 1,585 feet to a corner post, thence north 2,440 feet to place of beginning containing approximately 100 acres more or less. Situated in Franklin township, section 30, Mercer county.

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

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Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/1976, 1/2/1981, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-06 | Restricted migratory bird hunting area; Auglaize county.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, hunt, or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory birds at any time, on or within an area in Auglaize county posted as "Restricted Zone, Unlawful to Hunt Waterfowl" more particularly described as follows:

Located in St. Marys township, Auglaize county beginning at a point six rods east of the southwest corner of the east half of the northwest quarter of said section 9 and running thence north 160 rods to the north line of said section, thence east with the section line to the right-of-way of the "Nickel Plate" railroad right-of-way, thence continuing 1,192 feet to the line fence running north and south in the tract formerly the property of Flora L. Berry, thence proceeding south along said property line on a straight line extended to the center of the reservoir pike or Greenville road, thence westerly along the center of said road to the place of beginning.

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

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Amplifies:
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Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1973, 6/1/1978, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-07 | Restricted Hunting and Trapping; Eagle creek wildlife area.
 

No person shall at any time hunt, trap, take or possess a wild animal within the Eagle creek wildlife area located in Brown county, except when authorized by the chief of the division of wildlife, except that fish, frogs, or turtles may be taken and possessed unless expressly prohibited.

(A) It shall be unlawful to hunt or trap within the Eagle creek wildlife area without a permit issued by the chief of the division of wildlife.

(B) It shall be unlawful to violate any condition listed on the permit to hunt or trap within the Eagle creek wildlife area.

(C) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt within an area posted with signs showing "No Hunting Zone," on the Eagle creek wildlife area.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1531.10
Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1531.10
Five Year Review Date: 10/27/2024
Rule 1501:31-11-08 | Waterfowl hunting area.
 

(A) The following regulations shall apply to the hunting of waterfowl in a portion of or on state and federal waterfowl management areas, comprised of Pickerel creek wildlife area, Sandusky county; Killdeer plains wildlife area, Wyandot and Marion counties; Mosquito creek wildlife area, Trumbull county; Grand river wildlife area, Trumbull county; and Killbuck wildlife area, Wayne and Holmes counties.

(1) Unless otherwise specified in Administrative Code, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt upon the above-named wildlife management areas at any time on the areas posted with signs reading "Restricted Zone Trespassing Unlawful," or "No Trespassing Zone."

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any species of waterfowl taken within a waterfowl management area, after two hours of the conclusion of their permitted hunt, that was not taken to a wildlife check station for inspection. Provided further, it shall be unlawful for any hunter to leave Pickerel creek wildlife area who has not returned his or her daily permit to the check station within two hours after the end of the day's hunt.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt within an area posted with signs reading "Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Area" on the above-named waterfowl management areas without a permit issued by the wildlife division stating times and dates for which the permit is valid.

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass without a permit within a waterfowl management area when posted with signs reading "Permit Required" or "Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Area."

(5) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt or shoot any place on a waterfowl management area except within seventy-five yards of his assigned blind or from within their assigned zone, except for the purpose of killing waterfowl which has been crippled.

(6) It shall be unlawful for any person to use or possess more than twenty-five shells or any combination of those used and possessed, the total of which exceeds twenty-five within the confines of a waterfowl management area listed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(7) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt any wild animal except the species specified on the permit while on a state or federal-operated waterfowl management area.

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

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1531.10
Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08 1531.10
Five Year Review Date: 7/7/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1989, 6/7/1993, 6/1/1997, 6/1/1999
Rule 1501:31-11-09 | Pickerel creek refuge.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass at any time without a permit from the division of wildlife within a certain area on the Pickerel creek wildlife area posted with signs reading, "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful." Said area more particularly described as follows.

Located in sections 1, 35 and 36, Riley township, Sandusky county, Ohio. Commencing at the junction of the west line of section 36 and the center line of Raccoon creek thence northerly and northeasterly on and along the meandering center line of said Raccoon creek to the north line of said section 36; thence east on the north line of said section 36 to its intersection with the low water mark of Sandusky bay; thence southeasterly on and along the low water line of Sandusky bay to its intersection with the east line of the east half of the southwest quarter of section 36; thence south along the west edge of Riley township road 256 to a point some 330 feet south of the southeast corner of the north half of the northwest quarter of section 1; thence west along a straight line to the west line of section 1; thence north along the west line of section 1 to a point 660 feet south of the northwest corner of section 1; thence east along a line parallel to the north line of said section 1 to the east edge of Riley township road 254; thence northerly and northwesterly along the east edge of Riley township road 254 to its intersection with the west line of section 36; thence north along the west line of said section 36 to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of said section 36; thence west along a straight line to the middle of Raccoon creek; thence northerly and northwesterly on and along the meandering centering line of said Raccoon creek to the place of beginning.

(B) The lands described above shall be closed to all persons except authorized personnel of the division of wildlife while such persons are in the performance of their official duties, or those issued a permit by the chief of the division of wildlife.

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

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Rule 1501:31-11-10 | Restricted migratory bird hunting area; Mosquito reservoir.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, hunt, or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory birds at any time, on or within the area posted as "Restricted Zone, Unlawful to Hunt Waterfowl" or "State Game Refuge, Hunting Unlawful" and more particularly described as follows:

Located in Mecca, Greene and Bloomfield townships in Trumbull county, beginning at the intersection of township road 240 and county highway 263, thence in a northerly direction to the intersection of county highway 263 and township road 234, thence in a westerly direction to the intersection of township road 234 and the Pennsylvania railroad, thence in a northerly direction to the intersection of the Pennsylvania railroad and state route 87, thence in an easterly direction to the intersection of state route 87 and state route 46, thence in a southerly direction to the junction of state route 46 and township road 240, thence in a westerly direction along township road 240 or a line of buoys where such road is inundated by water, to the point of beginning.

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

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Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1974, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-11 | No hunting area; game refuge; Mosquito creek wildlife area.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass at any time without a permit from the chief of the division of wildlife within certain areas of the Mosquito creek wildlife area posted as "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful", located in portions of Trumbull county within the following boundaries.

Beginning at a point where state route 46 and state route 87 intersects, thence west on state route 87 to state route 45, thence east on state route 45 to Peck Leach road (Twp. 234), thence east on Peck Leach road to Townline road, thence south on Townline road to Mahan Denman road (twp. 240), thence south on Mahan Denman road across Mosquito lake to the intersection of state route 46 and Mahan Denman road, thence north on state route 46 to state route 87 to the point of beginning.

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

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Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1974, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984, 7/1/1989
Rule 1501:31-11-12 | General regulations; refuges.
 

(A) All state game refuges established by the chief of the division of wildlife shall be posted with state signs designating such areas.

No person shall at any time hunt, trap, take or possess a wild animal on any area owned, acquired by lease, agreement or otherwise under control of the division of wildlife, which has been designated a state game refuge except when authorized by the chief of the division of wildlife, except that fish may be taken and possessed on state game refuges unless expressly prohibited.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to hunt, take or possess any wild animal, except fish, frogs, or turtles, without written approval by the chief of the division of wildlife on any land or water designated as a state game refuge.

(C) Any division employee or other authorized persons may enter upon any land or water posted as game refuges after permission for such trespass is authorized by the wildlife chief.

(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt any wild animal within any area posted with signs reading "National Wildlife Refuge, Unauthorized Entry Prohibited."

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

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Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1974, 6/1/1978, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-15 | Urbana wildlife area refuge.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass at any time within a certain area on the Urbana wildlife area, posted as "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful," without written permission from the chief of division of wildlife, and more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at the intersection of Short Game Farm road and Game Farm road, thence westerly for 5,625 feet to a point, thence south for 3,320 feet, thence east for 2,772 feet, thence south for 1,914 feet, thence east for 2,735 feet to Game Farm road, thence north to beginning point (5,280 feet).

(B) The lands described above shall be closed to all persons except for persons tending crops, persons authorized to hunt by special permit issued by the chief or his agent, and authorized division of wildlife personnel in the performance of their official duties.

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

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Five Year Review Date:
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-16 | Green island refuge.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter at any time without written permission from the chief of the division of wildlife within a certain area on the Green island refuge, posted with signs reading "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful," more particularly described as follows:

A tract of land situated on Green island in lake Erie, Ottawa county, Ohio, beginning at a point on said island twenty-five feet true west of the vertical centerline of the abandoned stone lighthouse tower, and proceeding true north a distance of one hundred ninety-five feet, more or less, to a point on the shoreline of lake Erie; thence, easterly, southerly, and westerly along said shoreline to a point; thence true north a distance of two hundred thirty-five feet, more or less to a point of beginning, containing 15.80 acres, more or less.

(B) The lands described above shall be closed to all persons except authorized division of wildlife personnel while such persons are in the performance of their official duties, or those issued a permit by the chief, division of wildlife.

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

Last updated July 2, 2021 at 1:53 PM

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Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/1984
Rule 1501:31-11-17 | Restricted migratory bird hunting area; Muddy creek bay.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory bird at any time from any watercraft or floating conveyance on or within the water area posted with signs reading "Restricted Zone - Unlawful To Hunt Migratory Birds From Water." Said area is more particularly described as follows:

Known as and being an area known as the open water areas of Muddy creek bay lying within sections 20, 21, 22, and 23, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio and sections 27, 28, and 29, T6N R16E Rice township, and sections 26, 27, 28, and 34, T6N R16 Riley township, Sandusky county, Ohio, and being more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the west quarter post of section 16, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio; thence proceeding south 0 degrees 00 minutes west in the west line of sections 16 and 21, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio, a distance of five thousand three hundred thirty-six feet to the shores of Muddy creek bay and the point and place of beginning of the parcel herein described; thence proceeding along the shoreline of Muddy creek bay and such appropriate boundary lines in the following courses to wit:

North 6419'29" west24.14
North 6002'30" west302.28
North 8611'53" west250.75
South 2636'30" west49.34
South 6911'53" west319.28
North 8203'55" west278.80
North 7333'08" west298.83
North 8625'50" west356.36
South 7916'59" west342.38
South 7417'46" west163.19
South 7522'01" west178.41
South 1149'52" west64.44
South 8634'07" west1369.80
South 0237'25" east2548.00
North 8711'55" east3985.17
South 0349'32" east1181.94
South 4053'21" west466.47
South 2637'25" east956.66 to a point in the centerline of the Sandusky river; thence proceeding along the approximate centerline of the Sandusky river in the following courses to wit:
North 8332'26" east94.74
North 7622'20" east101.42
North 8749'22" east259.23
North 8458'15" east304.68
South 8846'30" east228.80
South 7850'10" east279.74
South 7939'06" east246.73
South 7945'09" east270.63
South 7153'10" east226.93
South 5829'19" east269.98
South 6010'34" east303.37
South 6820'57" east208.72
South 6205'02" east277.37
South 5519'57" east225.27
South 4246'12" east265.15
South 5258'16" east226.17
South 4838'23" east165.86
South 3903'31" east130.91
South 5136'44" east159.71
South 4433'16" east153.36 to a point; thence proceeding along the shoreline of Muddy creek bay and such appropriate boundary lines in the following courses to wit:
South 4307'20" east84.16
South 0102'31" east6603.09
North 8809'51" east2045.00
North 2052'54" east1020.90
North 8634'38" east726.10
North 0134'54" west1.29
North 0023'17" west62.21
North 0634'31" west133.99
North 1131'20" west127.62
North 1205'39" west127.85
North 2808'48" west133.29
North 6045'14" west93.56
north 7342'11" west211.06
North 6830'21" west238.06
North 5837'57" west250.18
North 5351'24" west173.67
North 3237'24" west163.35
North 1348'24" west159.12
North 0343'21" west138.76
North 0100'05" east172.53
North 0239'17" east105.25
North 0134'54" west182.72
North 0134'54" west130.89
North 0808'40" west147.40
North 1550'19" west163.12
North 0909'00" west186.94
North 2938'12" east150.02
North 3329'32" east223.27
North 6813'57" east187.78
South 4251'59" east70.70
South 4249'48" east112.03
North 6800'56" east226.75
North 3704'41" east157.66
North 5609'49" east157.83
North 4125'26" east184.30
North 4818'13" east215.21
North 3953'10" east148.73
North 3952'44" east178.11
North 4024'20" east191.78
North 3343'46" east266.80
North 2933'43" east283.15
North 3504'46" east284.33
North 1955'11" east275.78
North 2429'18" east268.34
North 2533'13" east232.99
North 2229'38" east133.42
North 4945'31" east24.89
North 6227'00" east278.20
North 6039'35" east389.54
North 6529'10" east439.03
North 5844'54" east246.09
North 6405'04" east223.30
North 5537'08" east138.75
North 1651'12" east12.29
North 2114'08" west38.53
North 4648'41" east232.24
North 3351'51" east187.71
North 3532'07" east180.39
North 0407'44" east52.09
North 0104'21" east195.89
North 0059'51" east287.99
North 0114'26" west217.72
North 0134'54" west94.60
North 0134'54" west82.94
North 6313'02" east48.69
North 6119'00" east247.48
North 5941'32" east307.38
North 7440'32" east245.48
North 7153'33" east246.02
North 7228'23" east377.38
North 6801'37" east264.07
North 7053'34" east309.85
North 6226'38" east224.88
North 7122'28" east185.69
North 7243'24" east162.88
North 7429'24" east166.89
North 3730'44" east53.43 feet to a point known as South point; thence proceeding north 10 degrees 33 minutes 42 seconds east across the mouth of Muddy creek bay to a point known as Canvasback point; thence proceeding along the northerly shoreline of Muddy creek bay in the following courses to wit:
North 3340'46" east111.96
North 3807'15" east162.51
North 2006'20" east42.37
North 0651'09" east51.34
North 0823'12" west102.78
North 0818'34" west193.82
North 0048'22" west118.04
North 5405'35" west264.33
North 6756'33" west308.39
North 8457'26" west267.21
North 8208'38" west334.21
North 7836'00" west183.57
North 7930'29" west162.81
North 6401'27" west206.55
North 6725'46" west148.37
North 7002'39" west121.32
North 7622'57" west235.72
South 8106'17" west160.15
South 7030'45" west93.10
South 3942'07" west26.59
South 6006'43" west34.77
South 6834'59" west137.69
South 4836'15" west98.77
South 7106'56" west106.27
South 8232'27" west628.87
South 5036'37" west1386.78
South 2252'19" west2063.85
North 6806'15" west222.03
North 8854'11" west269.05
North 8747'44" west363.25
North 6018'59" west180.80
North 6945'41" west188.03
North 5433'54" west117.99
North 3330'35" west229.38
North 4006'57" west192.57
North 6659'24" west143.15
North 6137'18" west362.52
South 8930'24" west341.24
North 8120'49" west743.19
North 5109'45" west1720.29
North 8712'27" west182.47
South 8211'32" west66.29
South 7238'27" west96.17
South 3127'17" west227.20
South 2232'36" west190.11
South 6902'20" west265.17
South 8542'11" west457.53
South 6809'17" west269.24
South 5448'22" west350.97
South 5558'02" west200.47
South 7130'15" west79.22
North 8408'49" west170.65
North 7714'19" west219.84
South 5437'10" west151.38
South 7452'16" west323.04
South 8207'32" west261.30
South 5620'41" west282.27
South 4118'09" west140.20
North 4448'06" west238.70
North 6304'49" west388.52
North 5300'53" west302.49
North 6419'38" west467.76 feet to the point and place of beginning. Said parcel contains approximately 2408.6 acres be the same more or less.

(B) It shall be lawful to hunt or take ducks, geese, or any other migratory game bird during the legal shooting hours and during the open season within the following area:

Commencing at the west quarter post of section 16, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio; thence proceeding south 0 degrees 00 minutes west in the west line of sections 16 and 21, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio, a distance of five thousand three hundred thirty-six feet to the shores of Muddy creek bay and the point and place of beginning of the parcel herein excepted; thence proceeding along the shoreline of Muddy creek bay and such appropriate boundary lines in the following courses, to wit:

North 6419'29" west24.14
North 6002'30" west302.28
North 8611'53" west250.75
South 2636'30" west49.34
South 6911'53" west319.28
North 8203'55" west278.80
North 7333'08" west298.83
North 8625'50" west356.36
South 7916'59" west342.38
South 7417'46" west163.19
South 7522'01" west178.41
South 1149'52" west64.44
South 8634'07" west1369.80
South 0237'25" east2548.00
North 8711'55" east in the south line of section 20, T6N, R16E Bay township, Ottawa county, Ohio a distance of three thousand nine hundred eighty-five feet to a point; thence proceeding north 45 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds east a distance of six hundred feet to a point; thence proceeding north 19 degrees 42 minutes 58 seconds east a distance of one thousand four hundred eleven feet to a point on the shore line of Muddy creek bay; then proceeding along said Muddy creek bay shoreline in the following meandering courses, to wit:
North 4448'06" west238.71
North 6304'49" west388.53
North 5300'53" west302.50
North 6419'38" west491.91 feet to the point and place of beginning.

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

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Prior Effective Dates: 4/17/1989
Rule 1501:31-11-18 | Killbuck refuge.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter at any time without written permission from the chief of the division of wildlife within a certain area on the Killbuck refuge, posted with signs reading "State Game Refuge, Trespassing Unlawful," more particularly described as follows:

(1) Beginning at the southwest corner of Wooster township in Wayne county and continuing due east along the boundary between Wooster and Franklin townships for a distance of three thousand two hundred feet; thence due north for a distance of two thousand four hundred twenty-five feet; thence due west for a distance of five hundred forty feet; thence due south for a distance of one thousand seven hundred ten feet; thence due west for a distance of two thousand six hundred forty feet to the boundary between Wooster and Plain townships; thence due south along the boundary between Wooster and Plain townships for a distance of six hundred seventy feet to the point of beginning.

(2) Begining at a point where state highway 83 intersects County Line road, thence northerly on state highway 83 to Force road, thence westerly on Force road to township road 76, thence southerly on township road 76 to Shreve Eastern road to County Line road, thence easternly on County Line road to state highway 83.

(B) The lands described above shall be closed to all persons except authorized personnel of the division of wildlife while such persons are in the performance of their official duties, or those issued a permit by the chief of the division of wildlife.

Last updated July 2, 2021 at 1:53 PM

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Prior Effective Dates: 7/31/1990
Rule 1501:31-11-19 | No trespassing area, Big Island wildlife area.
 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass from November first through March first without a permit from the chief of the division of wildlife within a certain area of the Big Island wildlife area posted as "No Trespassing Zone" and more particularly described as follows:

Located in Big Island township, Marion county, beginning at point 83 degrees 14.85 minutes west, 40 degrees 34.30 minutes north, proceed west for a distance of 1,471 feet to a point on the bank of Glade Run, 83 degrees 15.17 minutes west, 40 degrees 34.31 minutes north; then proceed south-southwest a distance of 815 feet to a point along Glade Run, 83 degrees 15.09 minutes west, 40 degrees 34.195 minutes north, then proceed east a distance of 1,080 feet to the point 83 degrees 14.86 minutes west, 40 degrees 34.19 minutes north, then proceed north a distance of 658 feet to the point of beginning, 83 degrees 14.85 minutes west, 40 degrees 34.30 minutes north.

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

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1531.06, 1531.08
Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08
Five Year Review Date: 11/26/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 7/19/2002