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Active Duty Military

• Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, while on leave or furlough

Are not required to purchase a hunting license or Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamp or Furtaker Permit. All other licenses and permits are required.

• Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed in OH, but NOT on leave or furlough

Are required to purchase a resident OH hunting license and other applicable permits before hunting deer, turkey, or hunting/trapping furbearers, and an Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamp for waterfowl before hunting any migratory waterfowl.

A fishing license is not required of persons who are:

• Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on annual leave or furlough

Disabled Veterans

• Certain permanently disabled veterans who are Buckeye State residents

Must apply in writing for a free hunting license, fur taker permit, deer permit, turkey permit, and OH Wetland Habitat Stamp. Applications are available at Link.

• Buckeye State residents who are Former Prisoners of War

Must apply in writing for a free hunting license, fur taker permit, and OH Wetland Habitat Stamp. All other licenses and permits are required. Applications are available at HERE.

• Giving assistance to an angler who is physically disabled

Provided the two persons together are using only one line

OH Revised Code

1533.12 Ohio Hunting, OH fishing or OH trapping without a license or permit. Full Text Link

Excerpt:

(B) The chief of the division of wildlife shall provide by rule adopted under section 1531.10 of the Revised Code all of the following:

(1) Every resident of this state with a disability that has been determined by the veterans administration to be permanently and totally disabling, who receives a pension or compensation from the veterans administration, and who received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States, and every veteran to whom the registrar of motor vehicles has issued a set of license plates under section 4503.41 of the Revised Code, shall be issued a fishing license, hunting license, fur taker permit, deer or wild turkey permit, or wetlands habitat stamp, or any combination of those licenses, permits, and stamp, free of charge on an annual, multi-year, or lifetime basis as determined appropriate by the chief when application is made to the chief in the manner prescribed by and on forms provided by the chief.

Disabled Veterans

Extracted from: 1547.54 Applying for registration certificate.

(1) “Disabled veteran” means a person who is included in either of the following categories:

(a) Because of a service-connected disability, has been or is awarded funds for the purchase of a motor vehicle under the “Disabled Veterans’ and Servicemen’s Automobile Assistance Act of 1970,” 84 Stat. 1998, 38 U.S.C. 1901 , and amendments thereto;

(b) Has a service-connected disability rated at one hundred per cent by the veterans administration.

(2) “Prisoner of war” means any regularly appointed, enrolled, enlisted, or inducted member of the military forces of the United States who was captured, separated, and incarcerated by an enemy of the United States at any time, and any regularly appointed, enrolled, or enlisted member of the military forces of Great Britain, France, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, or the republics formerly associated with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or Yugoslavia who was a citizen of the United States at the time of the appointment, enrollment, or enlistment, and was captured, separated, and incarcerated by an enemy of this country during World War II.

(Q) Any disabled veteran, congressional medal of honor awardee, or prisoner of war may apply to the chief for a certificate of registration, or for a renewal of the certificate of registration, without the payment of any fee required by this section. The application for a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by evidence of disability or by documentary evidence in support of a congressional medal of honor that the chief requires by rule. The application for a certificate of registration by any person who has been a prisoner of war shall be accompanied by written evidence in the form of a record of separation, a letter from one of the armed forces of a country listed in division (P)(2) of this section, or other evidence that the chief may require by rule, that the person was honorably discharged or is currently residing in this state on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces of the United States, or was a prisoner of war and was honorably discharged or received an equivalent discharge or release from one of the armed forces of a country listed in division (P)(2) of this section.

1533.12 Hunting, fishing or trapping without a license or permit.

Every resident of this state with a disability that has been determined by the veterans administration to be permanently and totally disabling, who receives a pension or compensation from the veterans administration, and who received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States, and every veteran to whom the registrar of motor vehicles has issued a set of license plates under section 4503.41 of the Revised Code, shall be issued a fishing license, hunting license, fur taker permit, deer or wild turkey permit, or wetlands habitat stamp, or any combination of those licenses, permits, and stamp, free of charge on an annual, multi-year, or lifetime basis as determined appropriate by the chief when application is made to the chief in the manner prescribed by and on forms provided by the chief.

Any person who has been a prisoner of war, was honorably discharged from the military forces, and is a resident of this state shall be issued a fishing license, hunting license, fur taker permit, or wetlands habitat stamp, or any combination of those licenses, permits, and stamp, free of charge on an annual, multi-year, or lifetime basis as determined appropriate by the chief when application is made to the chief in the manner prescribed by and on forms provided by the chief.

Source: OH Revised Code    » Title [15] XV CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Chapter 1533: HUNTING; FISHING is a wealth of information. Read the code.

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