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Ohio Wildlife Council Receives Proposals on 2023-24 Hunting Seasons

Information provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources  
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Wildlife Council heard proposals on the 2023-24 small game, waterfowl, and wild turkey hunting seasons at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
   Proposed 2023-24 dates are similar to current hunting seasons. No changes were proposed for daily and season limits. Proposals on white-tailed deer hunting will be heard at the Ohio Wildlife Council’s next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
   A complete list of proposed rule changes and proposed hunting and trapping seasons dates for 2023-24 are available at Everyone who would like to comment on Division of Wildlife proposals can do so online at from Feb. 10-March 8.
Ohio Wildlife Council 
   The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. Council meetings are held virtually and open to the public. Individuals interested in providing comments are asked to call 614-265-6304 at least two days prior to the meeting to register. All comments are required to be three minutes or less. 
   The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit to find out more. 
   ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

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