The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is requesting the state’s waterfowl hunters provide input on the timing of the 2013-2014 fall waterfowl hunting seasons and the locations where they prefer to hunt.

ODNR Division of Wildlife biologists are seeking input from Ohio waterfowl hunters through an online survey so season dates and opportunities can be matched to the preferences of as many hunters as possible within federal guidelines.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife survey will be available Jan. 22-Feb. 15 at Hunters need to provide their customer identification number to participate in the survey. The customer identification number is found on all Ohio hunting and fishing licenses or at in the Wild Ohio Customer Center by clicking on the Manage Your Customer Account link.

Customers without Internet access can call 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) and take the survey from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during the dates when the survey is open. Phone survey participants will also need their customer identification number.

Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp customers who purchased a hunting license and provided a valid email address will receive an invitation to take the survey in an effort to increase awareness and participation. Stamp customers need to provide a customer identification number to participate in the survey.

Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp customers who wish to provide an email address to receive future invitations may sign up at in the Wild Ohio Customer Center.

The Ohio Wildlife Council will establish 2013-2014 waterfowl season dates in August after federal guidelines are provided. Similar information was solicited by the ODNR Division of Wildlife from Ohio waterfowl hunters and used to set the 2012-2013 hunting season dates.

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