Special youth turkey hunt set for Killbuck Valley

Stock image. Hunters ages 17 and under will set their sights on wild turkeys like these during Wild turkeys like these during statewide youth hunting days April 21 and 22.

*This story first appeared in The Budget’s March 14, 2018, Local Edition.

Special opportunities will be offered for young hunters seeking wild turkeys in the Killbuck Valley this spring according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

In addition to the statewide youth hunting days April 21 and 22 on both private and public lands, the ODNR Division of Wildlife will be holding a drawing on Saturday, April 7, for a special, controlled turkey hunting opportunity within the refuge portion of the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area.

Hunting dates are for Saturdays and Sundays only from April 21 through May 20. Hunters 17 years and under must be present in order to participate in the drawing and must bring a valid 2018 hunting license.

Interested youngsters must attend the drawing, which will be held at the East Holmes Sportsmen’s Club, located 2.5 miles southeast of Millersburg on Township Road 310.

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. and the drawing will begin at 1 p.m. The drawing will coincide with a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Jakes Day event sponsored by local chapters of the NWTF. Those attending are reminded to please dress for the weather.

For questions regarding the drawing, call Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area at 330-567-3390 or Wildlife District Three in Akron at 330-644-2293.

For more information about turkey hunting in Ohio, visit wildohio.gov.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)