Changes are coming to Ohio’s hunting regulations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio wildlife officials have made changes to proposed hunting regulations after weeks of weighing public comments and reviewing data.

The Department of Natural Resources says its Division of Wildlife’s amended proposal says that hunters can load shotguns and pistol-cartridge rifles with no more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined when hunting white-tailed deer.

The current hunting regulation states a shotgun must be plugged if it is capable of holding more than three shells. The division’s initial proposal required a magazine plug or inert ammunition to limit capacity for pistol cartridge rifles.

The 2014-15 hunting regulations presented to the council also called for new deer bag limits in many counties.

The Ohio Wildlife Council will vote April 9 on the proposed policies.

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