Gahanna Division of Police
460 Rocky Fork Boulevard
Gahanna, OH 43230

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Urban Deer Hunting Program

Urban Deer Hunting Program 2017-2018
Since its inception in 1991, the Urban Deer Hunting Program has been successful in lowering the number of car versus deer crashes, as well as reducing the amount of property and landscape damage within the city limits.

Every year the Urban Deer Hunting Program looks for experienced bow hunters to assist in continuing the success of the program. To participate in the Urban Deer Hunting Program, interested hunters are required to attend an orientation prior to the start of deer hunting season. At the orientation, members from the Gahanna Division of Police, the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation, as well as a representative from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will discuss the rules and regulations of the program and areas which are available for hunting. Last year there were over 300 people that registered and were approved to participate in the Urban Deer Hunting Program.

This year’s deer hunting season runs from September 30, 2017 through February 4, 2018. All hunters must follow State rules and regulations, as well as the rules and regulations set forth by the Gahanna Program. Statistics for the Urban Deer Hunting Program will be updated as soon as they become available.

Please continue to check back to this website for any updates or changes. If you would like any additional information or have any questions, please contact the Gahanna Division of Police Urban Deer Hunting Program.
Urban Deer Hunting Program Orientation
For 2017-2018, the orientation dates and times are as follows:

If your last name starts with the letter A through L
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm

If your last name starts with the letter M through Z
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Both meetings will be held in Gahanna’s City Hall, located at 200 S. Hamilton Road.

All interested hunters are required to bring a photo ID. At the meeting there will be paperwork that must be completed, including the Application and Hold Harmless Agreement. These forms may be downloaded and completed prior to the orientation or they may be completed at the orientation. The Hold Harmless Agreement must be notarized upon completion (notaries will be available at each orientation). Forms may be completed and notarized prior to the registration sessions. The Program will not accept registration forms by electronic format or in advance of one of the published sessions. Approved applications will be subject to a $10 permit fee to cover administrative costs associated with the program. There is no charge to attend the orientation session. Traditionally, we have experienced a large turnout for these orientation sessions.

Please be prompt as there will be no further admittance after 6:00 pm.