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, affected park properties that are typically open to the public will be closed, and rangers/signs posted at park entrances, from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset.
Primary hunters must…
1. Be Geauga County residents.
2. Possess a valid Ohio hunting license.
3. Pass a proficiencies test at Chickagami Park. See below for more information.
4. Obey all Geauga Park District rules and regulations.
6. Possess a map of property boundaries while hunting.
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.
8. Not permanently construct tree stands or equipment.
9. Understand that permits are NOT transferable and dates are NOT negotiable.
10. Protect park property and resources from damage.