Proposed Ohio ruffed grouse hunting season changes.
Following the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Wildlife Council meeting on January 16, 2020 the Ohio Division of Wildlife has recommended the following regulation changes for ruffed grouse:
Ruffed Grouse Season Length:
Public Land Oct 10-Nov 29, 51 day season (Currently to Jan 31)
Private Land Oct 10-Jan 21, 77 day season (Currently to Jan 31)
One bird bag limit (Currently two bird bag limit)
Ohio has seen a dramatic reduction of young forest age class on the landscape, however even in large scale state forest land where forest management has stabilized, grouse populations have not recovered.[Read more…] about Ohio DNR Proposes Changes to Ruffed Grouse Hunting Season – RGS