NOTICE: Fishing in all fishing parks is now catch-and-release ONLY.
The ACPD is a multi-use park system — and regulated, seasonal hunting is permitted in designated parks. All hunters must follow ACPD hunting regulations as well as all regulations and seasons as designated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and/or state and federal statutes.
Hunting parks will be closed from October 15th – December 31st for all non-hunting uses, except as noted. One exception is that hunting parks will remain open for hunting, but will also open Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon until closing for non-hunting activities such as hiking, except during gun deer hunting season. These Sundays will be posted at all hunting park entrances.
Parks are not a target range. No random or reckless discharge of firearms is permitted. Shooting is restricted to legitimate hunting and dog training only. Guns are restricted to legal hunting weapons, including shotguns, bows and crossbows, but excluding all rifles and handguns. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The following parks permit hunting for deer (bow & gun), turkey and small game:
The following parks permit limited hunting:
– Audubon Wetlands Preserve: Deer gun season and limited bow — no small game or waterfowl
– Hurdle Waterfowl Park: Late-season deer (bow-hunting only) in the east woods
– Pine Hill – Sauers Farm: Deer hunting (bow & gun) and small game
– River Walk Natural Area: Deer (bow-hunting only), small game and waterfowl
No hunting is permitted in the following parks: