HuntOhioFarms discontinued

The HuntOhioFarms.com website will be discontinued due to lower than anticipated participation from Ohio’s farming community, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

The HuntOhioFarms.com site was launched in August 2009 in order to educate Ohioans on crop damage by deer, while at the same time increasing awareness of hunting opportunities.

This was a joint effort between the Ohio Farm Bureau (OFB) and the ODNR Division of Wildlife. After the first year, more than 9,000 hunters had enrolled with 83 landowners signing on in the four county test area. The OFB and the Division of Wildlife agreed to

expand the program to 38 counties across southeast Ohio in 2010. Despite direct mailings by the Division of Wildlife and marketing efforts by the OFB, an insufficient number of landowners signed up for the program. At the end of year two, an additional 5,000 hunters had enrolled with only 40 additional farms. Visit the ODNR website at

www.ohiodnr.com.

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