COLUMBUS — Ohio’s 2013-2014 fishing, hunting and trapping licenses are now available for purchase, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The 2013-2014 licenses will be valid immediately upon purchase through Feb. 28, 2014. The 2012-2013 licenses are valid through Feb. 28 of this year.
White-tailed deer and fall wild turkey hunting permits will go on sale June 1. New this year, the 2013-2014 licenses include a transaction receipt and effective dates that match the fishing, hunting or trapping season.
Licenses and permits purchased online or at retail outlets are printed on plain white paper that is not waterproof. Licenses and permits will be printed along with additional information relevant to the license or permit purchased.
Licenses and permits can be purchased online at wildohio.com and at hundreds of agent outlets throughout the state. A complete list of participating license sales agents can be found at wildohio.com.
Each license buyer must have a Social Security number recorded in the system. However, people who purchased licenses last year can now use their customer ID number in place of a SSN. SSNs are required to purchase a recreational license, regardless of age, for the purpose of child support collection enforcement under Federal Statute 42.
As a recreational license provider, the ODNR Division of Wildlife is obligated to comply with this law and cannot issue a license or permit without the SSN of the purchaser. A proper security system is in place to protect SSNs and any databases that contain them.