COLUMBUS, Ohio – With September just around the corner, so are several of Ohio’s most popular hunting seasons, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. In early September, Ohioans begin hunting squirrels, doves, and some waterfowl. Deer hunting begins soon, as well.
Hunting seasons for squirrel (fox, red, and gray), dove, rail (Virginia and sora), snipe, and gallinule begin Friday, Sept. 1. Early Canada goose season runs from Saturday, Sept. 2 until Sunday, Sept. 10, and early teal (blue-winged and green-winged) hunting is Saturday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 17. The deer archery season is not far behind, with statewide hunting opening on Sept. 30 and an archery season in three targeted counties beginning Sept. 9.