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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. Whether hunting with bow, gun, or muzzleloader, you’ll find our area to be a relaxing getaway for you to enjoy your favorite sport.

2018 – 2019 Seasons and Dates

White-tailed Deer Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Deer Archery September 29, 2018 February 3, 2019 The statewide bag limit is six deer.
Only one may be antlered.
You cannot exceed an individual county bag limit.
Youth Deer Gun
November 17, 2018 November 18, 2018
Deer Gun
November 26, 2018 December 2, 2018
  December 15, 2018 December 16, 2018
Deer Muzzleloader
January 5, 2019 January 8, 2019

Wild Turkey Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Fall Turkey:select counties
October 13, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 (either sex)
Youth Spring Turkey
April 13, 2019 April 14, 2019 2 birds total
Bearded only
1 per day
Spring Turkey: South Zone (except for Lake La Su An)
April 22, 2019 May 19, 2019
Spring Turkey: Northeast Zone
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019

Small Game & Furbearer Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
American Crow (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only)
June 1, 2018 March 2, 2019 No limit
Squirrel (red, gray, black, fox)
September 1, 2018 January 31, 2019 6
Ruffed Grouse
October 13, 2018 January 31, 2019 2
Cottontail Rabbit
November 2, 2018 February 28, 2019 4
Ring-necked Pheasant
November 2, 2018 January 13, 2019 2 (males only)
Chukar
November 2, 2018 January 13, 2019 2
Bobwhite Quail: select counties
November 2, 2018 November 25, 2018 4
Fox (red, gray), Raccoon, Skunk, Opossum, and Weasel
November 10, 2018 January 31, 2019 No Limit
Coyote No Closed Season No Limit
Feral Swine (Wild Boar) No Closed Season No Limit
Groundhog Closed for deer gun season only No Limit
Youth Small Game
October 20, 2018 October 21, 2018 Same as regular season
  October 27, 2018 October 28, 2018 Same as regular season

Early Waterfowl Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Canada Geese
September 1, 2018 September 9, 2018 5
Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged, and Cinnamon)
September 1, 2018 September 16, 2018 6

Youth Waterfowl Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Youth Waterfowl Season
October 6, 2018 October 7, 2018 Same as regular season

Migratory Bird Hunting

SPECIES OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE DAILY BAG LIMIT
Dove (Mourning and Eurasian collared)
September 1, 2018 November 4, 2018 15
  December 15, 2018 January 8, 2019 15
Rail (Virginia, Sora)
September 1, 2018 November 9, 2018 25
Common Moorhen (Gallinule)
September 1, 2018 November 9, 2018 15
Common Snipe
September 1, 2018 November 25, 2018 8
  December 15, 2018 January 4, 2019 8
American Woodcock
October 12, 2018 November 25, 2018 3

Local Hunting License Vendors & Game Check Locations

Hunting and Trapping Regulations for the State of Ohio

Ohio Division of Wildlife Hunting Information

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