Ohio nature preserves arrange early deer hunts to safeguard native plants

Sixteen high-quality habitats are slated to host bowhunters in  northwest and central Ohio this fall. Populations of the state’s flower, Large-Flowered Trillium, have been threatened due to deer foraging.

“Conducting special management hunts enables the division to protect native plant communities in Ohio’s best natural areas,” said Gary Obermiller, program administrator for the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. “An added benefit is that Ohio’s hunters are given an opportunity to explore high-quality areas and assist with critical land management activities.”

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