DELAWARE, Ohio – Outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning about dove hunting are encouraged to attend a free workshop provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife at the Delaware Wildlife Area shooting range on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon.
instructors will cover topics including safety, rules and regulations, hunting techniques, and target practice with the use of clay birds. All equipment will be provided, including shotguns, ammunition, clay birds, and safety gear. Participants are asked not to bring outside equipment.
The workshop is free of charge. Advance registration is required as space is limited, and no walk-ins will be admitted. The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 26. Register through the Wild Ohio Harvest Community Events and Learning Opportunities page at wildohio.gov.
Attendees should meet at the Delaware Shooting Range and Education Center at 1110 SR 229, Ashley, OH 43003. There will be both an indoor class period and outdoor shooting and hunting technique portion of the course depending on the weather. Please dress accordingly. For information on dove hunting in Ohio, please visit wildohio.gov.
Dove hunting has been a fall tradition since Ohio’s first season in 1995. Hunting doves is exciting and challenging, and successful hunters are rewarded with a delicious meal. The 2022 season is open from Sept. 1 to Nov. 6, with an additional season from Dec. 10, 2022, to Jan. 1, 2023. The daily limit is 15 birds.
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 wildohio.gov 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 ohiodnr.gov.