Outdoor weekend for women
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will host its eighth annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventure Weekend at Hueston Woods State Park and Lodge, September 16-18.
Organized by the ODNR’s Parks and Boating, Forestry and Wildlife divisions, Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventure is a weekend program that introduces women to outdoor skills such as boating, fishing, hunting and nature programming. . It is open to women over the age of 16 (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) and is designed for beginners.
This year’s participants will be able to choose from a variety of outdoor activities and sessions including kayaking, disc golf, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, dutch oven cooking, hiking, gun basics and more.
Participants will spend the weekend at the Hueston Woods State Park Lodge and Conference Center, located in College Corner, Ohio, near Oxford. Hueston Woods’ thousands of acres of land and water offer many areas to explore. Guests will have access to the indoor and outdoor pools, restaurant and lounge, and championship golf course.
Cost is $350 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes lodging, five meals, a t-shirt, transportation between venues, and evening activities. There are 95 places open for the event.
Registration opens for first-time entrants June 22 at noon and registration for past entrants begins June 27 at noon.
controlled hunting applications
Applications for hunting opportunities on Ohio controlled public lands will be accepted beginning Friday, July 1. Hunts provide special opportunities for hunters to pursue deer, waterfowl, doves and more on public lands. The application period is open until Sunday, July 31.
Controlled hunts take place in select areas around Ohio and are available through the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Boats. Available hunts for the 2022-23 season include deer, waterfowl, doves, pheasants, squirrels and quail. The Wildlife Division offers hunts for adults, youth, people with reduced mobility, and mentors with trainees. Firearms and archery options are available.
Hunters can apply for controlled hunts by completing the application process online using the Ohio Wildlife Licensing System or by calling 1-800-703-1928. There is a $5.50 service fee for the phone option. Each hunt requires payment of a $3 non-refundable application fee. Clients can apply for more than one hunt, but can only apply for each hunt once a year.
All applicants, youth and adults, must possess a valid Ohio hunting license and meet age requirements. Junior hunters must be under the age of 18 at the time of the hunt to participate. Adults must be 18 years or older at the time of application. Those applying to hunt deer will need a valid deer hunting permit. Find more information at wildohio.gov on the controlled hunting page.
Participants may use a deer management permit during controlled deer hunts. Deer management permits are $15 and can be used to hunt antlerless deer only. Deer management permits are valid on private land and select public hunting areas through Nov. 27. They are also valid during authorized controlled hunts between September 10 and February 5.
Hunters are randomly drawn from submitted requests. Selected applicants will be notified and provided additional information about the hunt by Monday, August 8, including a permit, rules, and a map of the hunt area.
Whitetail Heritage of Ohio Banquet
Whitetail Heritage of Ohio will hold its annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, July 9 at the Mount Hope Event Center. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and progressive dining is served from 4-7 p.m.
Deadline for table sponsorship ($500) is June 25. Single adult tickets are $50 and youth tickets under 17 are $20. The night will include multiple raffles, with a chance to win items like guns and a Can-Am 650.
For more information, visit www.whitetailheritageofohio.net and click on the Banquet Tickets tab at the top right of the page.
You can also call Mose Keim (330-705-0023) or Curt Yoder (330-231-1965) for tickets.
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