Obtaining Landowner's Written Permission
The landowner’s written permission is required for hunting and trapping on private land, regardless of whether or not the land is posted. Permission slips are available:
- at all Ohio Division of Wildlife district offices
- in the printed Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations
- on the Ohio Division of Wildlife website
A person must carry written permission at all times while engaging in hunting or trapping on private land and present it upon request to a state wildlife officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, other law enforcement officer, owner of the land, or the landowner’s authorized agent.
The maximum penalty for hunting without written permission of the landowner for a first offense is 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. The maximum penalty for a second offense is 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.