The youth deer season is the only time of the year that you can hunt deer with a bow in Ohio. The season is open to any hunter who is under 18 years old, and it runs from Oct. 27 through Nov. 8, 2019. The only regulations are that you must have a valid Ohio hunting license, and you cannot harvest more than one deer during the season.
The main reason for the youth deer season is to encourage young people to get involved in hunting and wildlife conservation efforts. It’s also an opportunity for parents to teach their children about wildlife management and responsible hunting practices.
Typically, during Ohio’s youth deer gun season, you can use a bow.
Bowhunters are required to wear hunter orange during the youth deer gun season.
Bows can be used during the youth deer gun season in Ohio. There are no restrictions on the type of bow you can use or how many arrows you can have in your quiver. However, hunters are required to wear hunter orange while hunting with a bow during this time.
The use of a crossbow is permitted during the youth deer gun season in Ohio. There are no restrictions on the type of crossbow that can be used when hunting deer during this time.
Juveniles under the age of 16 build up their hunting skills by using a muzzleloader and a crossbow during the gun seasons.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources allows youths to use a crossbow during the youth archery season. The youth can also use a muzzleloader during the deer gun season and on private lands.
Youths must have a valid firearms or hunting license and have completed a hunter education class before they can purchase a firearm or bow in Ohio. They also must complete a basic hunter education course if they plan to hunt with a muzzleloader, crossbow or bow on private land.
Youths under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult when hunting with any weapon except on private property where they may be alone.
Youth hunters who are 16 and 17 years old can hunt with a crossbow during archery season.
Yes. Youth hunters who are 16 and 17 years old can hunt with a crossbow during archery season.
In Ohio, youth hunters must be 16 years old to purchase their own license and 17 years old to purchase their own firearms license. Youth hunters may hunt with a firearm, bow and arrow or crossbow during the 2018-2019 Ohio deer hunting season.
Youth must have a valid Ohio hunting license before they can purchase other licenses, including a deer permit or muzzleloader permit. They also must have passed a certified hunter education course before purchasing a resident or nonresident deer permit for the first time, which is required by state law.
Archery season is open in Ohio from September until February.
Archery is one of the most popular methods of hunting deer, with more than 200,000 deer taken by archers in Ohio each year.
Archery season normally runs from early October through late November. The exact dates will depend on the specific wildlife management area where you want to hunt deer.
During archery season, hunters may take only one antlered deer per season (two bucks or one buck and one doe). Hunters must have a valid Ohio hunting license and an archery license when bowhunting during this time frame. They must also comply with all other regulations that apply to all hunters using firearms, including wearing blaze orange clothing while hunting on public lands during any firearm seasons or while checking stands or retrieving game animals from stand sites after dark (except for those areas designated as “safety zones”).
As a hunter you must determine which weapon type you are using to hunt and make sure it is legal for that particular season.
If you are hunting with a rifle, shotgun, or handgun, then the laws are pretty straightforward. However, if you are using a crossbow or bow and arrow to hunt then there are some extra considerations to be made.
For example, in most states deer hunting with a bow requires special tags that can only be obtained by purchasing them from the state government. These tags allow you to kill an animal using a bow and arrow and even though they cost money, they can save you some time at the local taxidermist’s office when processing your trophy.
In addition to this form of license, there may also be restrictions on where you can shoot an animal or how close it must be before being considered legal game.
Ohio has some great hunting seasons for youth hunters.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers youth hunting opportunities for all ages, from those just learning the basics to more advanced hunters. There’s something for everyone.
Youth Deer Hunting Season
The youth deer hunting season runs from Sept. 2 through Dec. 8, 2019. You must be at least 10 years old and have a current Ohio hunting license to participate in this program. For every deer you harvest during this time frame, you will receive an official Ohio Department of Natural Resources certificate along with a complimentary copy of the 2019 Ohio Hunting & Trapping Guide.
Youth Turkey Season
This season runs from April 13 through June 1, 2020. You must be at least 12 years old and have a current Ohio hunting license to participate in this program; however, you can hunt with a mentor who doesn’t need an Ohio license if they are 18 years old or older and have completed hunter education training within two years prior to the hunt day (mentor must be present). Up to two turkeys can be harvested during this season for each hunter/mentor team at no charge, but additional turkeys will cost $6 each.
You need to have a valid Ohio hunting license in order to go bow hunting in the state. The hunting license is required for both adults and minors, and it’s issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. You must fill out a hunter education course online or attend an in-person session before you can get your hunting license.