Briefly, June 14

Recycling center closed during work

GREEN SPRINGS – Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste District’s Recycling and Processing Center is to be closed Monday through June 30 for dock reconstruction.

The center is at the Barney Quilter Civilian Conservation Corps, 1518 E. CR 113, Green Springs.

For general recycling information, visit

Hunting, trapping dates announced

COLUMBUS – The 2013-14 Ohio hunting and trapping season dates have been released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The coming season includes changes to address deer management on a county level, and increase hunting opportunities through extended hours and a new early muzzleloader season.

Seasons are:

Deer archery: Sept. 28-Feb. 2

Antlerless deer muzzleloader: Oct. 12-13

Youth deer: Nov. 23-24

Deer gun: Dec. 2-8

Deer muzzleloader: Jan. 4-7

Squirrel (gray, red and fox): Sept. 1 – Jan. 31

Ruffed grouse: Oct. 12 – Jan. 31

Fall wild turkey: Oct. 14 – Dec. 1

Youth upland game: Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27

Cottontail rabbit: Nov. 1-Feb. 28

Ring-necked pheasant: Nov. 1-Jan. 5

Bobwhite quail: Nov. 1-Dec. 1

Fox, raccoon, opossum, skunk and weasel: Nov. 10-Jan. 31

Mink and muskrat: Nov. 10-Feb. 28

Mink, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, skunk and weasel (Erie, Ottawa and Sandusky counties, and Lucas County east of the Maumee River): Nov. 10-March 15

Beaver: Dec. 26-Feb. 28

River otter: Dec. 26-Feb. 28

Crow: June 7-March 8 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)

Youth spring wild turkey: April 19-20

Spring wild turkey: April 21-May 18

Coyote and feral swine (wild boar): No closed season

Groundhog: Closed only during deer-gun season

Deer bag limits now are determined by county.

In Seneca County, bag limits are two deer with an either-sex permit and one with an antlerless permit.

In Sandusky, Hancock and Wood counties, hunters may take one deer with an either-sex permit and one with an antlerless permit.

In Crawford and Wyandot counties, hunters may take three deer with an either-sex permit and one with an antlerless permit.

Check for bag limits in other counties.

An antlerless deer muzzleloader season was added in October, and there is a December bonus early muzzleloader season at three public hunting areas (Salt Fork, Shawnee State Forest and Wildcat Hollow). Urban hunting zones are discontinued.

Seneca and Huron counties have been added to next fall’s wild turkey season which begins Oct. 14, the Monday following antlerless deer muzzleloader season. Other counties added were Butler, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton and Warren.

Deer and fall turkey permits go on sale July 1.

Season dates and bag limits for migratory birds, including mourning dove, Canada goose, rail, moorhen, snipe, woodcock and waterfowl will be set in August.