Ohio Special Archery Hunt Lotteries

COLUMBUS, OH – More than 1,000 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available to archers as part of controlled hunts at Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters must be present at the drawing location if they are interested in hunting. Antlerless deer harvested in these controlled hunts will not count against a hunter’s statewide, county or public land bag limit.

All drawings except Maumee Bay will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Maumee Bay will be drawn on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.
All hunts are archery only.
Names will be randomly drawn and those selected will be assigned a location to hunt in the park.
Hunters will be permitted to hunt with a partner. The partner is not required to attend the drawing but must be named prior to the start of the hunt.
Selected hunters will be eligible to hunt their assigned location for two-week increments.
Hunters must possess a valid 2019-2020 hunting license and a valid deer permit to hunt in the park.

Drawing locations are as follows:

Caesar Creek State Shelter, 8750 E. State Route 73, Waynesville 45068. Contact Brant Fulks at (513) 897-3055 or brant.fulks@dnr.state.oh.us for more information.

Deer Creek State Park office, 20635 State Park Road 20, Mt. Sterling 43143. Contact Zach Woodrow at (740) 869-3124 or zachary.woodrow@dnr.state.oh.us for more information.

Findley State Park Beach, 25381 State Route 58, Wellington 44090. Contact Rocky Carpenter at (440) 647-5749, ext. 100 or rocky.carpenter@dnr.state.oh.us for more information.

Malabar Farm State Park office, 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas 44843. Contact Jenny Roar at (419) 892-2784 or jennifer.roar@dnr.state.oh.us for more information.

Maumee Bay State Park office, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon 43616. Contact Andy Thompson at (419) 836-7758 or andrew.thompson@dnr.state.oh.us for more information.

For more information about hunting seasons and regulations, call 800-WILDLIFE or visit wildohio.gov.