In 2011, Hudson City Council passed Ordinance No. 11-105 that permits controlled deer hunting in the City of Hudson during the Ohio hunting season, from September 29, 2012 through February 3, 2013. Only bow-hunting is permitted on areas of at least five acres. Both the landowner and the hunter must have a Hudson permit to hunt on any property in Hudson. A landowner does not need a permit to allow people to hunt on his land providing his land meets the requirements set forth in the Ordinance. Only bow and arrow and crossbow and bolt are permitted and must meet the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s regulations on draw weight. Hunting must be done from a tree stand at least 8 feet above the ground. Firearms are prohibited, and only deer may be hunted.
Hunters must complete all necessary agreements with the landowner and purchase all necessary State of Ohio hunting licenses and permits. Hunters must also complete the archery proficiency test at Gander Mountain
in Twinsburg using a target provided by the City. There is no fee for issuing a City hunting permit. Hunters must comply with regulations and guidelines listed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and by the City of Hudson.
Hunting requirements and restrictions, harvest information, tagging information, along with permit information, are available at the Hudson Police Department, 36 S. Oviatt Street, Hudson, Ohio, beginning Tuesday, July 31, and on this website. Submit the completed forms at the Hudson Police Station. The Police Department will issue permits as quickly as possible, but permits might not be issued on the same day the forms are returned.
For information about requirements to hunt deer in Hudson.
How to allow hunters to hunt on your land.