COLUMBUS — Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year.
The Ohio Wildlife Council recently extended the state’s dove season 20 days. Dove hunting will be allowed Sept. 1 through Nov. 9 and Dec. 15 through Jan. 1. The daily limit is 15 birds with a possession limit of 45 birds after the season’s second day.
Controlled dove hunts will be offered at Fallsville, Rush Run, Spring Valley, Indian Creek and Bott state wildlife areas. The controlled hunts will occur the first two days of the season, Sept. 1 and 2.
Hunting hours will be noon to sunset for all controlled dove hunts.
The council also set Sept. 1 as the opening day of hunting for other early migratory birds including the Canada goose, rail, moorhen and snipe.