Ohio

The Buckeye State is quickly becoming a destination for sportsmen and women across the country. Known for its trophy whitetail and turkey hunting, Ohio is also home to some of the best fishing opportunities in the Midwest including the annual steelhead run and world-class walleyes on Lake Erie. With 680,000 acres of land owned by the state and federal governments, there are plenty of opportunities for hunters, anglers, trappers, and recreational shooters, from the Woodberry and Dillion Wildlife Areas to the Shawnee State Forest, the diversity of landscapes in Ohio present a little of everything. Iconic bodies of water for anglers to pursue all manner of species include the Ohio River, the Maumee River, and the Grand River. This historic state truly has something for everyone.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Ohio, please contact:


Ohio State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Warren Davidson
Representative Bill Johnson
Representative Jim Jordan
Representative David Joyce
Representative Bob Latta
Representative Brad Wenstrup

Ohio Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Michael Rulli
Representative Mike Loychik

News Alerts

Jan 18 2021 CSF Helps Carry Ohio Knife Reform Law Over Finish Line

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant DirectorOn January 11, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor...

Dec 14 2020 CSF Supports Knife Ban Repeal Legislation in Ohio

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant DirectorOn December 8, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Nov 16 2020 Knife Ban Repeal Legislation on the Move in Ohio

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant DirectorOn November 10, the Ohio House of Representatives...

Aug 31 2020 Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Meet Virtually with Conservation Partners

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant DirectorOn August 25, the Co-Chairs of the Ohio...

Aug 24 2020 Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs Spend Time Afield with ODNR

On August 21, Co-Chairs of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Senator Sean O’Brien and...

Feb 03 2020 Ohio: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Reception to Kick Off the 2020 Legislative Session

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant DirectorOn January 29, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus welcomed members from...

Nov 25 2019 Ohio: Knife Ban Repeal Legislation Discussed in Committee

Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn November 21, the House Criminal Justice Committee...

Oct 15 2019 Ohio: Sportsmen’s Caucus Adds New Leaders

Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerRecently, the bicameral and bipartisan Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Oct 07 2019 Ohio: Governor DeWine Announces Large Public Land Acquisition

Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn October 2, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus member Governor...

Jul 29 2019 Ohio: Governor DeWine Joins the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn July 25, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation welcomed...

Jul 22 2019 Ohio: Pro-Conservation Budget Signed into Law

Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn July 18, Governor Mike DeWine signed the...

Jul 01 2019 Ohio: Pro-Conservation Budget Advances

Contact: John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn June 20, legislation (HB 166) that would...

Jun 29 2018 Ohio: Sportsmen’s License Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

By John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn June 20, legislation that would institute a...

Jun 01 2018 Ohio: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Sporting Clays Event

By John Culclasure, Central Appalachian States ManagerOn May 30, the Ohio Sportsmen’s Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Jan 04 2018 Ohio: Knife Ban Repeal Legislation Introduced

On December 18, Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Senator Joe Uecker cosponsored Senate Bill...

Aug 17 2017 Ohio: DNR signs MOU with American Electric Power for Large Land Acquisition

On August 9, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced that it signed a...

Jul 13 2017 Ohio: Hunting and Fishing License Fees Increased

On June 28, the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate adopted the...

Mar 30 2017 Ohio:  Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Breakfast in Columbus

On March 29, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a breakfast at the Museum...

Jan 28 2016 Ohio Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Meet to Discuss Whitetail Deer Management

On January 26, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a policy briefing with the...

Nov 05 2015 Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Sporting Clay Shootout

On October 23, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus joined members from the Ohio sportsmen’s...

Mar 19 2015 Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Breakfast Briefing

On March 11, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus welcomed Division of Wildlife staff and...

Dec 17 2014 Ohio Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Reception at the Capitol

On Wednesday, December 10, the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in conjunction with the Congressional...

Oct 17 2013 Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Shoot Out

On October 3, approximately 30 people attended the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus sporting clays...

Jul 24 2013 Leadership Announced for Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

Ohio Senator Joe Uecker recently announced the formation of the leadership team for the...

Latest policy updates

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Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Knife industry and advocacy groups have successfully worked with the U.S. Congress...

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates the time-honored traditions of hunting and...

Many state legislatures have enacted legislation to afford senior citizens, veterans, and...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Ohio: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Ohio: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Ohio

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Ohio

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Ohio

Spending by Ohio sportsmen and women is more than the cash receipts for soybeans,...

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