Unless exempted, a valid Ohio hunting license and spring turkey permit are necessary. The bag limit for bearded turkeys is two. Each day, only one bearded wild turkey may be taken. People who want to hunt a second wild turkey in the spring must obtain a second spring turkey permit. All hunters 16 years of age or older require a hunting license.
Bearded turkeys can be difficult to find because they tend to stay in large flocks. They can be noisy when disturbed, making it hard to sneak up on them. To increase your chances of success, try not to make any noise while walking through brush or trees. It also helps if you have experience shooting gobblers since these birds are larger than common turkeys and take longer to kill.
The best time to go hunting for bearded turkeys is during the early morning or late evening when they are most active. Try to go on a calm day with no wind or rain expected. Dress in camouflage clothing and carry plenty of food to keep you going for hours if needed.
Ohio has several wildlife management areas where hunting turkeys is allowed without a license. Check with your local game warden to find out more information about these areas.
When hunting or trapping on their own land, Ohio resident landowners, spouses, and children are not needed to hold a hunting license, fur taker permission, either-sex deer permit, antlerless deer permit, spring or autumn turkey permit, or Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp. All other licenses and permits must be obtained.
Residents may ask their neighbors if they will allow them to hunt on their land. If yes, then they do not have to get a license. Otherwise, they should obtain permission from the owner of the land or from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
It is illegal to hunt without a license unless you are being hunted by a professional hunter licensed by the state in which you live or are an invited guest who has been given permission by the owner to hunt on their land. Even if you are not going out of state, a license is required for all species of game birds except dove. And even if you are only taking part in a sport hunt, such as bow hunting or fishing, a license is still required.
Hunting seasons, requirements, and regulations vary by species and region. Before traveling to a new area, it's best to check with local officials to make sure you know what laws apply where you plan to go hunting.
All hunters, including falconers, in Ohio are required to have a valid state hunting license. Falconry Permit: Falconry is strictly regulated by state and federal laws, ensuring that only highly motivated and competent persons are permitted to own and train birds of prey. Owners must also comply with extensive training requirements and may not keep or house any bird of prey.
In addition to these regulations, there is a fine line between conservation and cruelty towards animals. Bird of prey owners should be aware that their activities may cause injury to the animal or loss of life through trauma or exposure. Even if a bird is not hunted directly, its owner cannot forget that they are still animals and deserve respect too!
It is our hope that this brief guide will help hunters understand the rules surrounding bird of prey ownership in Ohio and other states where it is legal to do so. If you have any additional questions about this topic, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
When hunting wild turkeys, you must have a turkey permit and a hunting license. You may only purchase one turkey permit per year. You may call turkeys for another hunter if you have exhausted your bag limit, but you may not carry a bow or rifle. Bow hunters are allowed to harvest turkeys during the archery season, which starts on the day after Thanksgiving and ends on the day after Christmas.
Turkey permits can be purchased online at www.fws.gov/northcarolina/hunt_turkey.html, at any location where fishing licenses are sold, or by calling 9-HUNT-TER (9-453-6372). The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth 16 years old and younger. Permits are valid for the following year. If you fail to obtain a permit the first time it is available, you will not be able to do so the next year either.
You must have a current license to buy a permit. The license office is required by law to refuse to sell permits to anyone without a current license.
An accompanying adult 21 years of age or older must be with you while you are hunting. Even if you are not the actual shooter, someone has to pull the trigger so you cannot hunt alone. If you plan to shoot from a motor vehicle, an adult must accompany you.