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Ohio...only on posted dog training areas from May 1 til the end of August!
I live in Ohio. Public is closed (very few dog training areas in the state) from May to Sept. Private land is rapidly disappearing to deer leasing. Curious as to what states are allowing access for beagling on ALL public land in summer. Sounds like Missouri so far. Thanks
 

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I live in Ohio. Public is closed (very few dog training areas in the state) from May to Sept. Private land is rapidly disappearing to deer leasing. Curious as to what states are allowing access for beagling on ALL public land in summer. Sounds like Missouri so far. Thanks
As a kid in the 1970s growing up in Ohio i remember seeing ( dog training area ) signs just about everywhere that was public and never knew for what or why they were there . I guess because we had so many places to hunt back then i didnt pay much attention to them But yeah your right theres not much offered these days in the Buckeye !
 

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Sounds like Missouri, West Virginia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania allow running on public land all year. I know some states have different rules for each public area, so those would have to be checked.

I expected the hunting license requirement. In Ohio, a license is required to just run hounds, since pursuing a game animal is technically considered hunting.

Thanks for the responses. Any others?
 

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Sounds like Missouri, West Virginia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania allow running on public land all year. I know some states have different rules for each public area, so those would have to be checked.

I expected the hunting license requirement. In Ohio, a license is required to just run hounds, since pursuing a game animal is technically considered hunting.

Thanks for the responses. Any others?
In the state of Pennsylvania you do not need a hunting license to run dogs , however you will be responsible if your dog or dogs injure or kill wildlife and you’re caught there may be a fine for that .... only time you’re not allowed dogs is during 2 weeks deer statewide firearm season other than that all public land is open to run year round with no license unless you are actually hunting with a gun in your hand then you’ll need a hunting license
 

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Jabshier, your post reminded me. The first three days of buck season in WV is closed to all other hunting except waterfowl. Coyotes can be shot those days though. Buck season is always the week of Thanksgiving
Our deer season somewhat changed over last 20 years ... buck season was always Monday after thanksgiving for 2 weeks , then it shut down for 2 weeks then Doe season came in for 3 days Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday.... Now a days deer “rifle” season starts Saturday right after thanksgiving Buck/Doe can both be shot during 2 weeks also Coyotes as well ... this year we had our first Sunday deer rifle season it was just for one Sunday testing waters see how it turned out ... now game commission is planning on getting more Sunday hunting it’s about time ! For years I begged and begged for Sunday hunting just for rabbit season and small game hopefully this year legislators give Game commission the go ahead to add more Sunday hunting
 

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I hate to see the Sunday hunting in Pa. I used to run every Sunday during bow season in WV, then they passed the Sunday hunting and I started going to Pa on Sundays to avoid conflicts with bow hunters during bow season.
But the way the law was written ya wasn’t supposed to even run dogs on those Sundays. I did on our own place though. About the only game law I intentionally broke.
 

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Sunday hunting is a good thing for anyone who works M-F. If it’s a rain downpour on Saturday, you might be able to go Sunday instead and not go two weeks between outings.

We have a long bow season in Ohio, but it rarely affects me. If I see a truck, I just move to another spot. I figure my hounds and I have just as much right to be out there, but I do try to give them space.
 
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