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.
Each primary hunter must…
1. Be a Geauga County resident.
2. Possess a valid Ohio hunting license.
3. Obey all Geauga Park District rules and regulations.
5. Possess a map of property boundaries while hunting.
6. Protect park property and resources from damage.
7. Not trespass on private property unless permission is granted by the landowner and the hunter is accompanied by a Geauga Park District ranger or appropriate law enforcement officer.
7. Not construct permanent tree stands or equipment.
8. Understand that permits are NOT transferable and dates are NOT negotiable.