FINDLAY, OH – Anyone interested in learning how to trap turtles is encouraged to attend a free informational workshop on July 31 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The workshop will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Conservation Club located at 12055 West Toussaint North Road, Oak Harbor 43449. Experienced professionals from the Division of Wildlife and Oak Harbor Conservation Club will cover topics including net making, setting and pulling nets, and baits. Season dates, regulations, and turtle cleaning and cooking will also be covered.
The workshop is free of charge, but preregistration is required by July 29. Participants can register at https://apps.ohiodnr.gov/wildlife/educationregistration/. The workshop will take place partially outdoors and participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear outdoor clothes and sturdy footwear. Bug spray and sunscreen are also recommended.
Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to the Division of Wildlife District Two office at 419-424-5000.
Turtle season is open July 1 to December 31 and only snapping and softshell turtles may be taken. A valid Ohio fishing license is required to trap turtles. For more information or to purchase a license, visit wildohio.gov.