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State temporarily suspends non-resident hunting and fishing licenses until further notice

Jack Spipey
Posted at 4:56 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 17:57:10-04

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that, beginning at midnight Monday night, it will temporarily suspend all non-resident hunting and fishing licenses until further notice.

The suspension specifically applies to out-of-state hunters and anglers who may travel across state lines for recreational hunting and fishing.

Sales of the licenses will resume when COVID-19 guidelines change or are lifted, according to a press release from ODNR.

"People entering the state are being asked to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, making recreational travel unfeasible," said ODNR Director Mary Mertz in a press release. “We look forward to reopening license sales when hunters and anglers can safely return."

The department has not announced any suspension of hunting or fishing licenses for Ohio residents at this time.