FINDLAY, OH – A one-time drawing will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018 for trapping in the wildlife refuge on the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

 

The drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Killdeer Plains Check Station, located at 19100 C.H. 115, Harpster, OH 43323 (1-1/2 miles south of State Route 294 in Wyandot County).

 

All participants must register before 6:25 p.m. and must show a valid 2018-2019 Ohio Fur Taker Permit. Anyone interested in registering should plan on being at the Killdeer Plains Check Station by 6 p.m.

 

Registration forms will be completed by the trapper and placed in a drum. As these forms are drawn, that trapper will select a unit to trap. There are nine available units in the refuge. A letter permit will be mailed to the participant, and further instructions will be given by the area superviso

The permit will be valid for portions of the trapping season, with some restrictions on times. No one may enter the refuge for inspection prior to receiving a permit.

 

Permits are not transferable. All trappers that are chosen must meet with the area manager for specific instructions prior to the start of the trapping activity.

 

It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, trade, or barter any ODNR Division of Wildlife issued controlled hunting, fishing, or trapping permit.

 

For additional information about controlled trapping opportunities in Ohio, view the Controlled Hunting and Trapping Events page at wildohio.gov.