From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
-- A random drawing will be held to select participants for a special controlled deer hunt Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve in Jackson County. High deer population numbers have begun to negatively impact the flora of the nature preserve which encompasses more than 2,000 acres in southeast Ohio. Reducing the deer herd is an effective tool to help protect threatened plant communities.
There will be only one two-day hunt held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Applicants must hold a current Ohio hunting license to be eligible. Successful applicants will receive a permit which is good for two hunters. Permits are transferable. Only successful applicants will be notified.
Applicants should submit a 3x5 card with their printed name, complete address and daytime telephone number along with the caption “Lake Katharine Gun Hunt” and a check or money order for $5 processing fee (no cash accepted) to the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. Hunters may apply more than once, but only one name per postcard.
Send all entries with a single payment in one envelope to the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. F-1, Columbus, OH 43229. Processing fees are not refundable. Lottery entries must be received by October 10, 2009. Visit ohiodnr.com/dnap for a full listing of lottery rules and special hunt details.