Hunting & Trapping

Maintaining Our Parks' Populations Keeping the balance

Controlled hunting and trapping has been used to maintain healthy, balanced populations of plants and animals on park properties since 2007. It has proven a viable management tool and a proactive approach to our mission, and with residents involved in these goals, we all take stake in Geauga County’s natural resources together.

All hunters and trappers must complete Park District requirements, including qualifications and applications for permits, before conducting these activities on park property. During controlled hunting dates, rangers and/or signs are posted at park entrances as a precaution and reminder of those parks’ closures.

2021 Spring Turkey Hunt

Geauga Park District is pleased to offer a turkey hunting opportunity this spring within its Longo (next door to Smylie’s Cleaning Service in Middlefield) and Farley (17506 Madison Road, Parkman) preserves for Geauga County residents.

Youth Hunt: April 17 & 18, applications due March 31

Regular Hunt: May 1-9, applications due April 14

Please download and complete the following form and email it to

Spring Turkey Hunt Application Form

Hunters will be selected by random drawing and notified via email of their acceptance and hunt location. Permits will also be sent electronically. Details about mailing or faxing applications can be found on the form itself.