OHIO WILDLIFE OFFICIALS TO PROPOSE ALLOWING TWO-WAY RADIOS FOR|
2003-2004 DEER HUNTING SEASON
COLUMBUS, OH - Wildlife officials today announced their intention to
propose allowing the use of two-way radios for safety reasons during the
2003-2004 deer hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
"During recent open houses held across the state, we received a lot
of hunter support for using radios for emergency or safety reasons during
the deer hunting season," said Steve Gray, chief of the ODNR Division of
Wildlife. "After much consideration we will be adding this proposal for the
Ohio Wildlife Council's approval."
Under the new proposal, two-way radios will be permitted for
safety-related and personal communication while deer hunting. They will not
be allowed to aid in the hunting of deer, such as using the radios to tell
other hunters about the location of deer or notifying other hunters of deer
Most states surrounding Ohio allow the use of two-way radios while
deer hunting. Currently in Ohio, the use of the radios is allowed in all
types of hunting except for deer.
The Ohio Wildlife Council meets on April 9 to vote on all 2003-2004
hunting and trapping regulation proposals. The addition of two-way radio
will be included in those proposals.