Lottery for Special Controlled Deer Hunt at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve

Lottery for Special Controlled Deer Hunt at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve

Ohio Department Natural Resources
Ohio Department Natural Resources

COLUMBUS, OH – -(AmmoLand.com)- A random drawing will be held to select participants for a special controlled deer hunt at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve in Jackson County.

Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve encompasses more than 2,000 acres in southeast Ohio. The rich Appalachian forest is cut by deep ravines and a clear-water lake is surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs. High deer population numbers have begun to negatively impact the flora of the nature preserve. Reducing the deer herd is an effective tool used to help protect threatened plant communities.

There will be one two-day hunt held on Monday, November 30 through Tuesday, December 1. Applicants must hold a current Ohio hunting license to be eligible. Successful applicants will receive a permit which is good for two hunters. Permits are transferable. Only successful applicants will be notified.

Applicants should submit a 3×5 card with their printed name, complete address and daytime telephone number along with the caption “Lake Katharine Gun Hunt” and a check or money order for $5 processing fee (no cash accepted) to the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. You may apply more than once, but only one name per postcard.

Please send all entries with a single payment in one envelope to the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. F-1, Columbus, OH 43229. Processing fees are not refundable. Lottery entries must be received by October 10, 2009. Visit ohiodnr.com/dnap for a full listing of lottery rules and special hunt details.

The preserve is located 2 miles west of Jackson on County Road 85 (Lake Katharine Road). To learn more, contact the preserve office at 740-286-2487.

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