Calling All Crawdad Hunters



The Ohio Scenic Rivers Program challenges you to find the biggest crawdad you can and enter our Mohican Crawdad Derby contest! Here’s what to do:

1. Go to a stream and catch a crawdad

2. Take a picture of the crawdad with a ruler to measure its length. The length should be measured from the tip of the extended claws to the tip of the tail.

3. Submit your entry by emailing Carolyn.Mestemaker@dnr.state.oh.us

Entry must include the photo, length, name of age of child entering, and an email address. (We may use your photo when we announce the winner or for future events).

Entries must be submitted by 6 pm on Friday, September 11th.

Watch the Virtual Mohican Crawdad Derby: Crawdad Hunt on Saturday, September 12th at 10 am to see the announcement of the winner! See a link to the watch the LIVE Teams event below.

If you post your crawdad hunting on social media, be sure to use #sceniccreeking.

The winner will receive a bundle of 12 Ohio nature identification guides by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, featuring creatures such as dragonflies, stream fish, owls, bees, butterflies and more.

For more information contact Heather Doherty, Central Regional Scenic Rivers Manager at heather.doherty@dnr.state.oh.us

Learn more about crawdads and other creek critters with the kids Ohio Scenic Rivers Activity Book, featuring coloring pages, puzzles and fun facts:
https://ohiodnr.gov/…/rivers-streams-…/scenic-rivers-Program

Watch the LIVE Virtual Mohican Crawdad Derby: Crawdad Hunt to see winner announcement:
https://teams.microsoft.com/…/19%3ameeting_NDI5NTQyNGYtZ…/0…

Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

Information courtesy of the Ohio State Parks

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