Trappers have chance to enter drawing for permit only trapping

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife’s Mercer Wildlife Area is hosting a one-time drawing Saturday, October 26, 2013 at noon for trapping in the Mercer Wildlife Area.  Participants must register prior to 12:00 p.m. and show a valid 2013 Fur-Taker Permit.

“Participants should arrive at the Mercer Wildlife Area Headquarters at 11:45 a.m. to allow enough time to register,” advised Bruce Terrill, wildlife management assistant supervisor.  “We will begin the drawing promptly at noon.”

Participation in this drawing is limited to adults age 18 and over.  The chosen trapper may designate an assistant to help him or her.  The drawing will be held at the Mercer Wildlife Area Headquarters, 6115 State Route 703, Celina, Ohio 45822. The refuge is 1/3 mile east of State Route 127 in Mercer County.

A letter permit will be mailed to the drawing winner, and additional instructions will be given by Mercer Wildlife Area Coordinator, Sean Finke.  The chosen trapper must meet with Sean for specific instructions prior to the start of trapping.  Reports of weekly catches must be received at the area headquarters by 5:00 p.m. each Friday. Reports can be placed in the Controlled Hunt Survey box.

For more information contact Wildlife Management at (937) 372-9261 or Sean Finke at (419) 236-8838. For additional rules and information visit www.wildohio.com  and click on the controlled hunting tab.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at www.ohiodnr.com.

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