Young Archer Hunting Opportunities at Abraham Forest

COLUMBUS, OH – A lottery drawing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. for youth bow hunters wishing to participate in this year’s archery season for white-tailed deer at the Abraham Forest, 1 mile west of Green Springs, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Four lottery applicants will be selected for bow hunting privileges and assigned a specific time to hunt. Lottery winners will be permitted to hunt during two specific two-week periods, from Sunday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Nov. 25, and Sunday, Dec. 10, through Saturday, Dec. 23.

Youth hunters are permitted to hunt with one additional licensed youth, and they must be accompanied by a fully licensed non-hunting adult.

The lottery will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Green Springs WSOS facility, located at 1518 East County Road 113, Green Springs, 44836. Applicants must be present to participate in the lottery drawing.

To be eligible to enter the lottery, applicants must possess a current Ohio youth hunting license and a deer tag. Youth applicants must be 17 years old and younger and have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the special use hunting permit.
More information can be obtained by contacting the ODNR Division of Forestry’s Northwest District Office at 419-424-5004.

The ODNR Division of Forestry works to promote the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit