ODNR temporarily suspends selling non-resident hunting, fishing licenses

Posted at 6:05 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 18:05:40-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is temporarily suspending the sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses due to COVID-19 concerns.

“People entering the state are being asked to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, making recreational travel unfeasible,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “We look forward to reopening license sales when hunters and anglers can safely return.”

This temporary suspension goes into effect at midnight on April 6, 2020.

Anyone who currently has a non-resident hunting or fishing license may hunt or fish in Ohio, but they are asked to abide by ODH guidance and self- quarantine for 14 days before they do so.

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