Outdoor briefs, Sept. 16

Free youth clay shoot Oct. 2

Seneca County Pheasants Forever invites youths and accompanying adults to a free clay shoot 5-6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Sandusky River Coon Hunters, 7575 S. TR 131.

Shells for 12- and 20-gauge shotguns are to be provided.

The shoot is open to everyone. Students shoot free, and adults who accompany youths may shoot free.

For more information, call Don Hunter at (567) 278-1551 or visit www.seneca


Pheasants Forever hosting youth pheasant hung Oct. 27

Young people are invited to apply by Oct. 19 for a youth pheasant hunt hosted Seneca County Pheasants Forever.

Hunt day is Oct. 27 at Sandusky River Coon Hunters 7575 S. TR 131.

Youth may apply by emailing name, address, phone number, name of each youth and ages as of Oct. 27.

Requirements include a valid Ohio youth hunting license, blaze orange vest or hat, a $10 insurance fee and advanced registration.

Shells for 12- and 20-gauge shotguns are to be provided as well as a guide, a dog, practice clay birds and a pheasant cleaning station. A limited number of shotguns are available for use.

Food is to be free. Door prizes are to be given away.

No walk-ins.

For more information, call Don Hunter at (567) 278-1551 or visit www.seneca


State parks offering archery hunt lotteries Saturday

COLUMBUS — About 1,600 acres of deer-hunting land are to be available to archers as part of controlled hunts at Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm and Maumee Bay state parks this fall, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Hunters must be present at the drawing location they are interested in hunting. Deer harvested in these controlled hunts will not count against a hunter’s statewide, county or public land bag limit.

All drawings are to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hunters must possess a valid 2018-19 hunting license and a valid deer permit to enter the drawings, and names are to be randomly drawn. Selected hunters are eligible to hunt their assigned location for two-week increments. Hunters would be permitted to hunt with a partner, and the partner is not required to attend the drawing but must be named prior to the start of the hunt.

Buck Creek State Park is to have two drawings, with one specifically for military veterans only.

Drawing locations are:

• Deer Creek State Park office, 20635 State Park Road 20, Mt. Sterling 43143. Contact Zach Woodrow, (740) 869-3124 or zachary.woodrow@dnr.state.oh.us.

• Malabar Farm State Park office, 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas 44843. Contact Siera Marth, (419) 892-2784 or siera.marth@dnr.state.oh.us.

• Maumee Bay State Park office, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon 43616. Contact Andrew Thompson, (419) 836-7758 or andrew.thompson


• Findley State Park Beach, 25381 SR 58, Wellington 44090. Contact Rocky Carpenter, (440) 647-5749, ext. 100, or rocky.carpenter@dnr.state.oh.us.

• Buck Creek State Park office, 1976 Buck Creek Lane, Springfield 45502. Contact John Lewis, (937) 322-5284 or john.lewis@dnr.state.oh.us.

• Caesar Creek State Park office, 8750 E. SR 73, Waynesville 45068. Contact Scott Fletcher, (513) 897-3055 or scott.fletcher@dnr.state.oh.us.


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