Local Hunting Opportunities!

Local Hunting Opportunities on The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District properties provide bonding and teaching options for families!? 

Enjoying the Outdoors is brought to you in partnership with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Hunting at MWCD

Many families pass on the tradition and knowledge of hunting from generation to generation.  Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has one dozen sportsman options including maps to continue to participate and share safely in hunting.  Hunting is prohibited within 500 feet of restricted use areas.  Restricted use refers to residential areas, marinas, parks, campgrounds, and other development on MWCD land with limited public access.

Looking to help the next generation of hunters- check out learning opportunities!

On November 12 and 13th, Tappan Lake Park is hosting a free 2 day Hunter Education Course Participants much attend both days, for a total of about 12 hours, in a relaxed classroom environment with hands-on learning.

Saturday, November 12    9am-4pm

Sunday, November 13     9am-4pm

There will be a lunch break each day. Please bring your own food as there are no nearby restaurant options. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required at the link below. Enter Event Passcode 1000066735


Certified volunteers and MWCD staff will be there to teach the courses. They are specially trained by the ODNR and highly qualified to help you learn. Instructors will cover a range of topics, from conservation, safety, and ethics to the proper handling of shotguns, handguns, bowhunting gear, and more. You should not bring firearms or archery equipment to class – all necessary equipment will be provided.

Once you’ve completed the course work, you will be given a 100-question test which includes a multiple choice questions. A student must score 75% or higher on the test to pass and obtain certification. Hunter education is a requirement for all first-time license buyers in Ohio, except those who hunt with an apprentice license.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), ODNR is responsible for all fish and wildlife management on Conservancy District lands and lakes. All hunting and fishing rules, regulations and license requirements of the State of Ohio apply. There are annual reports about wildlife activities at the reservoirs which are provided to the MWCD by the Division of Wildlife.

MWCD Sportsman Maps for Download

One will need a hunting license which is found here: Wildlife Home.

ODNR’s website explains that annual hunting licenses, shooting range permits, fur taker permits, and wetland habitat stamps are valid from March-February and may be repurchased beginning the last week of February each year.

Sign up for an online Wildlife Hunter Education course here: Wildlife Home

Make a weekend experience out of your hunting trip!  Reservations for camping and cabins may be found at mwcd.org 

Before the snow falls, take advantage of the local beauty offered at a MWCD Lake Park!

Receive program alerts straight to your phone, by texting the appropriate keyword below to 888777ATWOODEVENTS

Responsible stewards dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, conservation and recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed. The MWCD is the largest conservancy district in the state and led the effort to construct 14 dams and reservoirs. The MWCD has jurisdiction for its operations in all or portions of an 18-county area. The 18 counties wholly or partially contained in the MWCD jurisdiction are Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington.

Mrs TAZ- Local Hunting Opportunities

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