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Hunting in Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County has the proud honor of being one of the most sought out locations in the state of Ohio and region for white-tailed deer and wild turkey hunting. Our deer harvest for 2015-2016 was 4,921, trailing only Muskingum and Coshocton Counties in state harvest totals. Whether hunting with bow, gun, or muzzleloader, you’ll find our area to be a relaxing getaway for you to enjoy your favorite sport.

2016 – 2017 Seasons and Dates

White-tailed Deer Hunting

  • Archery: Sept. 24, 2016 – Feb. 5, 2017
  • Youth Gun: Nov. 19, 2016 – Nov. 20, 2016
  • Gun: Nov. 28, 2016 – Dec. 4, 2016 and Dec.17, 2016 – Dec. 18, 2016
  • Muzzleloader: Jan. 7, 2017 – Jan. 10, 2017

The statewide bag limit is six deer. Only one may be antlered. You cannot exceed an individual county bag limit .

Wild Turkey Hunting

  • Fall Turkey (Specific Counties): Oct. 8, 2016 – Nov. 27, 2016
  • Youth Spring Turkey: April 22, 2017 – April 23, 2017
  • Spring Turkey (South Zone): April 24, 2017 – May 21, 2017
  • Spring Turkey (Northeast Zone): May 1, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Zone and bag limit detail can be found here.

Small Game Hunting

  • American Crow (Friday-Sunday Only): June 3, 2016 – Mar. 4, 2017 and June 2, 2017 – Mar. 3, 2018
  • Squirrel (Red, Gray, Black, Fox): Sept. 1, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017
  • Ruffed Grouse: Oct. 8, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017
  • Cottontail Rabbit: Nov. 4, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2017
  • Ringneck Pheasant: Nov. 4, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
  • Chukar: Nov. 4, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
  • Bobwhite Quail (Specific Counties): Nov. 4, 2016 – Nov. 27, 2016
  • Fox (Red, Gray), Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, and Weasel: Nov. 10, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2017
  • Coyote: No Closed Season
  • Feral Swine (Wild Boar): No Closed Season
  • Groundhog: Closed for deer season only
  • Youth Small Game: Oct. 22, 2016 – Oct. 23, 2016 and Oct. 29 – Oct. 30, 2016

Local Hunting License Vendors & Game Check Locations

Hunting and Trapping Regulations for the State of Ohio

Ohio Division of Wildlife Hunting Information

Special Tuscarawas County Lodging Packages for Hunters

TBA

Private Land Hunting Experiences

Buck’Eye Outfitters of Ohio, LLC
12658 Blizzard Ridge Road SE
Tippecanoe, Ohio 44699
Phone: (330) 260-7742
E-Mail: hunt@buckeyeoutfittersofohio.com
Web: www.buckeyeoutfittersofohio.com

Ohio Rut-N-Strut Outfitters
15079 Stocker Ridge Road
Newcomerstown, Ohio 43834
Phone: (330) 795-0785 or (330) 795-3183
E-Mail: ohiorutnstrut@hughest.net
Web: www.ohiorutnstrut.com

Secluded Lake Lodge
Phone: (520) 456-0296 (Mountain Standard Time Zone)
E-Mail: littlebird@theriver.com
Web: www.secludedlakelodge.com