Public Drawing Offered for Ohio Beaver and Otter Trapping Opportunities

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio trappers are invited to participate in a special drawing on Saturday, Oct. 13, for public land beaver and river otter trapping opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

A list of public land trapping opportunities available at this lottery is posted at under Controlled Hunting and Trapping Events.

Interested trappers will be required to come to one of the five wildlife district offices. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the drawing to begin at 12 p.m.

There is no fee to apply. Successful applicants must be present when drawn to be eligible. Trappers must bring a valid 2018 hunting license and fur taker permit.

Questions can be directed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to any Wildlife District Office: District One: 614-644-3925; District Two: 419-424-5000; District Three: 330-644-2293; District Four: 740-589-9930; and District Five: 937-372-9261.

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