Special trapping drawing to be held at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area


FINDLAY – A one-time drawing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. for trapping in the wildlife refuge on the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

The drawing will be held at the Killdeer Plains Check Station, located at 19100 C.H. 115; Harpster, OH 43323 (1-1/2 miles south of State Route 294 in Wyandot County).

All participants must register before 6:25 p.m., and must show a valid 2016-2017 Ohio Fur Taker Permit. Anyone interested should plan on being at the Killdeer Plains Check station by 6 p.m.

Registration forms will be completed by the trapper and placed in a drum. As these forms are drawn that trapper must select a unit to trap. There are nine available units in the refuge. A letter permit will be mailed to the participant, and further instructions will be given by the area supervisor.

The permit will be valid for portions of the trapping season, with some restrictions on times. No one may enter the refuge for inspection before receiving a permit.

Permits are not transferable. All trappers that are chosen must meet with the area supervisor for specific instructions before the start of the trapping activity.

It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, trade or barter any ODNR Division of Wildlife issued controlled hunting, fishing or trapping permit.

For additional information about controlled trapping opportunities in Ohio, view the Controlled Hunting and Trapping Events page at wildohio.gov.