COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Oct. 8, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife will issue beaver and river otter trapping permits for the 2022-23 season via in-person lotteries.
What You Need To Know
- A permit is required to trap beavers and river otters on state managed areas
- Trappers will be randomly drawn from submitted applications, and successful applicants will be announced
- Successful applicants will receive a permit, a hunting map and hunting rules
A complete list of trapping permits is available at the Division of Wildlife's Controlled Hunting Access Lotteries page.
Successful applicants will receive a permit, a hunting map and hunting rules. A variety of permits are available including mourning dove, quail, waterfowl, white-tailed deer, ring-necked pheasant, turkey and trapping.
A permit is required to trap beavers and river otters on state managed areas, such as state parks.
All applicants must possess a valid Ohio hunting license and fur taker permit. Beaver and river otter trapping lotteries are grouped by region: central, northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest. Trappers may apply in only one district.
Trappers will be randomly drawn from submitted applications, and successful applicants will be announced. For the duration of the season, each permittee may have one partner accompany them.
Beaver and river otter trapping permits will be valid from Dec. 26, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2023.
Drawings will occur at 12 p.m. at each Division of Wildlife district office. Office locations can be found here.