Bow Hunting on City-Owned Land

Bow Hunting on City-Owned Land

On August 20, 2014, the Hudson City Council approved an ordinance to allow bow hunting of deer on the city's Hines Hill Road property, formerly known as the Youth Development Center (YDC). The city will allow a limited number of hunters access to the 145-acre property during the 2016-2017 hunting season. Hunting is not allowed on any other city-owned property in Hudson.

The Hudson Public Works Department will hold a lottery to grant hunters permission to hunt at 996 East Hines Hill Rd. Hunters must register for the lottery by calling (330) 342-1750 from 9 am-3 pm on Monday, August 29, 2016 or Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The names and contact information taken during those calls will be entered into the lottery.

The lottery will be conducted at 9 am on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The first 12 names drawn will be contacted by the city and those 12 hunters will be given permission to hunt on the 996 Hines Hill Rd. property this season.  Special preference may be given to individuals who have successfully participated in the program.
The city also will create a waiting list from the remaining names. In the event a hunter who has permission to hunt on city property decides not to continue hunting before the season concludes February 5, 2017, the next hunter on the waiting list will be contacted.  
After the lottery is conducted, the 12 selected hunters will be provided the specific rules for bow hunting on city property. They will be asked to complete a permission to hunt form and to attend an information session at the site prior to the start of the season, September 24th. Lottery winners who do not attend the meeting or have not completed the required paperwork will forfeit the permit to hunt.  The City will move to the next person on the waiting list.

 Just like anyone who plans to hunt inside the city of Hudson, the hunters chosen in the lottery must also obtain a Hudson hunting permit, complete the city's archery proficiency test at Gander Mountain in Twinsburg, and have a proper hunting license issued by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Lottery hunters must follow all of the rules and regulations set forth by the state of Ohio and the city of Hudson.

The city reserves the right to close the area to hunting at any time.


Hudson Bow Hunting Regulations
Hudson Bow Hunting Permit Application
Ohio Hunting Permits and Regulations