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Special Gun Hunt Offered at Lake Katherine

Curran

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Special Gun Hunt Offered at Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve
Aug 9

Written by: news editor
8/9/2011 1:00 AM
A lottery drawing will be held on September 17 for hunters wishing to participate in special deer gun hunts this fall at Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve.
Permits to participate in hunt will be awarded by lottery
COLUMBUS, OH – A lottery drawing will be held on September 17 for hunters wishing to participate in special deer gun hunts this fall at Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve in Jackson County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Hunters must appear in person for the lottery drawing at Lake Katharine on Saturday September 17, which is a change in procedure for the annual hunts. Starting at 10 a.m., hunters may purchase tickets for the drawing, which will be held at 12 noon. The tickets are $5 each, and there is a limit of five tickets per person. In addition to the ticket(s), lottery participants must also provide a photo ID and proof of a valid Ohio hunting license.

Each lottery winner will receive a non-transferable hunting permit for themselves and a hunting partner of their choice. The hunting partners need not be present at the drawing. After the drawing, hunters will be given the opportunity to scout the area for which they were drawn, and advised of special regulations that apply during the hunts.

The special hunts for the lottery winners and their partners will be held on November 28 and December 3. A total of 21 permits will be issued for each of the two days. The hunts have been designated as “doe first,” requiring that each hunter harvest an anterless deer before taking a buck. Ohio hunting regulations, including bag limits and tagging requirements, will be observed.

Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve offers more than 2,000 acres of rugged Appalachian forest featuring a spectacular clear water lake surrounded by towering cliffs. The preserve is home to several endangered species and significant wildflower populations.

The high quality habitats found within the preserve have been negatively impacted by over-browsing deer. This impact has been the impetus for the hunts that have been occurring at this site for nearly 20 years. These hunts allow sportsmen to see this magnificent site and assist with management goals at the same time.

Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve is located off State Route 35, approximately four miles northwest of Jackson, at 1703 Lake Katharine Road, Jackson, Ohio, 45640. The lottery drawings will take place at the nature preserve office/maintenance garage.

The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.com.

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For more information, contact:
Randy Beinlich, ODNR Natural Areas and Preserves
740. 286. 2487
Jason Fallon, ODNR Office of Communications
614. 265. 6842
 

Buckslayer

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The reason they are requiring your presence for the drawing is they really want local guys to show up so that there will actually be more deer than usual killed. From what I hear when they did the online drawing more then half the guys who were drawn did not show up.
 

jlane

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do they still offer hunts on this property,if so has anyone got lucky enough to hunt this land, and kill any monsters there
 

Buckslayer

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do they still offer hunts on this property,if so has anyone got lucky enough to hunt this land, and kill any monsters there

Yeah, drawing is sept 6th for archery and gun hunts...my dad killed a pig on it last year..tough hunting but it has some great deer on it..