From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
-- The new law, which went into effect July 1, requires nonresident landowners in Ohio and their children and grandchildren to purchase a nonresident hunting license or permit, fur taker permit or nonresident fishing license.
This change law nullifies a reciprocal agreement with Indiana, which means Ohio residents, and their children or grandchildren, with land holdings in Indiana are required to purchase a nonresident hunting license, deer or wild turkey permit, fur taker permit or nonresident fishing license.
Prior to July 1, Ohio landowners with residency status somewhere other than Ohio did not have to purchase licenses or permits to hunt, trap or fish on land they own. Landowner license exemptions will only apply to Ohio residents.
In Ohio, a resident is considered, by law, a person who has resided in the state of Ohio for the past six consecutive months. In Indiana, a resident is considered, by law, a person whose true fixed and permanent home and principal residence has been in Indiana for 60 consecutive days prior to purchasing a license or permit and who does not claim residency for hunting, trapping or fishing in another state or country other than the U.S. All others are nonresidents.
For questions or clarification contact the Division of Wildlife at (800) 945-3543 or visit www.wildohio.com.