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 2020-21 Controlled Hunting Programs for Adults & Youth were due July 31, 2020.
Please note that Observatory Park will be closed for hunting Nov. 21 & 22, Dec. 19 & 20, and Jan. 2 & 3; The Rookery will be closed for hunting Nov. 30 & Dec. 1; and The West Woods will be closed for hunting Dec. 5 & 6.