There are over 9,200 acres of public land available for hunting in Hocking County, with the primary spot being Hocking State Forest, managed by the state under a multiple-use concept with special emphasis on maintaining forest cover. This approach has helped create a healthy habitat for our thriving population of White-Tailed Deer. Hunters come from all over the world to take a shot at the beautiful White Tail Deer that run thick in the forests of Hocking Hills.
HUNTING IN HOCKING HILLS
Anyone hunting in Ohio is required by law to obtain and hold a hunting permit or license. These can be obtained from Down’s Bait Shop on Lake Logan Road, along with ammo and other essentials. There are also strict laws on seasonal hunting. Deer season is in the late fall while other game like turkey, rabbit, and squirrel have their own specific seasonal guidelines and bag limits. Coyote hunting is permitted year round with no bag limit.