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.
Applications for the 2018-2019 controlled hunting and trapping programs are being accepted through July 30, 2018.
- Deer archery: Sept. 29, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019
- Youth deer gun: Nov. 17-18, 2018
- Deer gun: Nov. 26-27, 2018 & Dec. 1, 2018
- Deer muzzleloader: Jan. 5-6, 2019
Scroll down for details on our most recent hunting and trapping program. As hunting education opportunities become available, they will also be listed below.