Wildlife Hotline Hours Extended for Ohio’s Deer-Gun Hunting Seasons
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife’s toll-free 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) general hunting information hotline will offer extended hours during the youth deer-gun season and prior to and during the deer-gun season.
The white-tailed deer-gun hunting seasons are when many of Ohio’s hunters have last-minute questions, and ODNR Division of Wildlife staff will be ready and available to assist. Special call center hours include:
- 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24 for youth deer-gun season.
- 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 8, for deer-gun season.
- The hotline will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
Ohioans are encouraged to help enforce state wildlife laws by reporting violations to the division’s Turn-In-a-Poacher (TIP) hotline by calling 800-POACHER (762-2437). Established in 1982, the TIP program allows individuals to anonymously call toll-free to report wildlife violations. The 800-POACHER hotline is open for calls 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Tips concerning wildlife violations can also be submitted at wildohio.com. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash award.