Hunting

Hunting information, permits, surveys, and rules.

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Volunteer Open House
January 29 |
Creek Bend Farm

Are you currently a volunteer? Would you like to become one? Visit our open house to get all the NEW information on volunteer opportunities.

Tails to Tales
February 1 |
Creek Bend Farm

Bring your toddler to the Wilson Nature Center for stories, crafts and adventure. Please register the child attending, adults need not register.

Winter Science Fest
February 5 |
Creek Bend Farm

Join us at the Wilson Nature Center for this family-friendly event featuring several winter science experiment stations and snacks. Registration is not required.

Animal Origami
February 8 |
Creek Bend Farm

Join us at the Wilson Nature Center to learn how to create origami sculptures of some of our local wildlife. This program is for ages 10 and up. Registration is required.

Winter Bouquet Walk
February 11 |
Creek Bend Farm

Join a naturalist on a winter walk at Creek Bend Farm to collect and identify natural items to make a bouquet. This program is weather dependent and registration is required.

Big Bird Year 2023
February 18 |
White Star Park

Join us on these monthly hikes and challenge yourself to see as many bird species in one year as possible. Hikes will rotate through various habitats. Registration required.

Nibbles Adventure Club: Sensory Hike
February 18 |
Wolf Creek Park

Be part of the Nibbles Adventure Club! Use your five senses to explore the outdoors just like Nibbles and our native wild animals. Registration is required.

Bird Art
February 24 |
Creek Bend Farm

Learn identification tips for backyard birds while creating a piece of art to take home. Open to ages 10 and older. $6 fee per person.

Sunday Stroll
February 26 |
Wolf Creek Park

Join a naturalist in this series of walks to get outside and explore a new location in our county parks each month. Register online, and come dressed for the weather.

Monkeys of the Night
February 28 |
Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area

Barred Owls are talkative resident owls in Ohio. Join a guided hike to call in these nocturnal predators. Registration is required.

Sap to Syrup
March 4 |
Creek Bend Farm

The nights are still chilly but the days are warming up and that means it's time for Maple Syrup! Join us at Creek Bend Farm and learn how to make your own syrup!

Sap to Syrup
March 4 |
Creek Bend Farm

The nights are still chilly but the days are warming up and that means it's time for Maple Syrup! Join us at Creek Bend Farm and learn how to make your own syrup!

Sap to Syrup
March 4 |
Creek Bend Farm

The nights are still chilly but the days are warming up and that means it's time for Maple Syrup! Join us at Creek Bend Farm and learn how to make your own syrup!

Sap to Syrup
March 4 |
Creek Bend Farm

The nights are still chilly but the days are warming up and that means it's time for Maple Syrup! Join us at Creek Bend Farm and learn how to make your own syrup!

Sap to Syrup
March 4 |
Creek Bend Farm

The nights are still chilly but the days are warming up and that means it's time for Maple Syrup! Join us at Creek Bend Farm and learn how to make your own syrup!

Sap to Syrup
March 4 |
Creek Bend Farm

The nights are still chilly but the days are warming up and that means it's time for Maple Syrup! Join us at Creek Bend Farm and learn how to make your own syrup!

Taffy Pull
March 12 |
White Star Park

Come to the log cabins for an old-fashioned afternoon. We'll pull, pinch and pack the taffy for you to take home. Registration is required. $6 fee. Ages 14 and older.

Woodcock Watch
March 15 |
Blue Heron Reserve

American Woodcocks are a shorebird species with a unique courtship flight. We will be meeting at the Blue Heron Reserve parking lot for a brief talk and to watch the display.

Big Bird Year 2023
March 18 |
White Star Park

Join us on these monthly hikes and challenge yourself to see as many bird species in one year as possible. Hikes will rotate through various habitats. Registration required.

Nibbles Adventure Club: Dip & Dive
March 18 |
Decoy Marsh

Be part of the Nibbles Adventure Club! Keep your eyes to the sky and water as we search for ducks that dip and dive to find food. Registration is required.

EXPLORE YOUR SANDUSKY COUNTY PARKS

Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area

The diverse habitats include open fields, woodlands, wet meadows, and limestone barrens.

Countryside Park

This 20-acre property includes grassy spaces for play,

North Coast Inland Trail

The Sandusky County portion of the North Coast Inland Trail, or NCIT, is a 28-mile multi-use trail that travels between Elmore and Bellevue.

The Woods at the Luscombe Farm

A 1-mile loop trail meanders through this picturesque 55-acre woodlot which consists of maples, hickories, oaks, and spicebush.

Wolf Creek Park

Nestled along the banks of the Sandusky River

White Star Park

White Star Park consists of 797 acres and four distinct areas which include; White Star Quarry, White Star Campground, Barn and Cabins, and Doug Haubert Wetland.

Tea Kaufman Homestead

This 14-acre property is directly adjacent to the North Coast Inland Trail and serves as an access point to the trail.

Shelley Wetland

This 17-acre, bowl-shaped wetland was created when gravel was removed for the construction of the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway

River Cliff Park

Home of our Administrative Offices. Donated by Black Swamp Conservancy, this 80-acre park is located on the Sandusky River adjacent to the Blue Banks

Franklin and Phillip Rose Wildlife Area

Located at the mouth of Muddy Creek this wetland area is used for programming purposes only.

Decoy Marsh

Previously a private hunt club, this 67-acre property consists of wetlands and diked marsh areas

Christy Farm Nature Preserve

Visitors can enjoy a walk along the Muskellunge Creek or catch a glimpse of an active heron rookery

Mull Covered Bridge

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this “town lattice” truss type bridge is one of the last remaining covered bridges in Northwest Ohio.

Blue Heron Reserve

This 160 acre propery features seasonal wetlands, grassy trails, and a mile of boardwalk trail.

Creek Bend Farm

Featuring the Wilson Nature Center, the Wildlife Library and Children's Activity Area