Here are some important links to help keep you connected with us and to provide some guidance on common questions.
Remember: We must practice smart social distancing!
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources provides the most current information on closures and accessibility at state-owned property here: http://ow.ly/dwjx50yVr5U
You can still go fishing while practicing social distancing. You can buy a fishing license here (https://oh-web.s3licensing.com/Home), and learn more about our spring rainbow trout stockings here (http://ow.ly/KUV250yVrRK). Additionally, follow Your Wild Ohio – Angler for more specific information about fishing in Ohio.
Ohio State Parks remain open. This is a good time to visit your local state park while keeping in mind that most restroom facilities and other accommodations are not available at this time. http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/findapark
Find more information about birdwatching in our parks or on your own property here (http://ow.ly/hG4m50yVsAG) and take our guide to common birds of Ohio (http://ow.ly/I6nK50yVsDf) and warblers of Ohio (http://ow.ly/DthN50yVsFK) with you. If you’ve never been birding before, this article (http://ow.ly/ysYe50yVsKc) offers a number of practical tips for beginners. Your Wild Ohio – Explorer is also a resource for birding, wildlife watching, and general wildlife updates.
Interested in shooting ranges or practicing archery skills? Class B, C, and D ranges are still open for use. These ranges are limited to 10 users at a time. (http://ow.ly/dwjx50yVr5U)
Spring Turkey Hunting is just a few short weeks away, so now is a great time to clean, inspect and repair your equipment. Learn more about our youth turkey hunt online drawing (http://ow.ly/xEhf50yVsoy) for Lake Su An Wildlife Area. You can find more information about hunting on our Your Wild Ohio – Hunter page.
At home and looking for ways to engage your family, close friends or other young learners? Check out the posts at Your Wild Ohio Educator for details on how the Division can support your education efforts with materials, curriculum, and general guidance.