A special drawing will be held March 19 at the Lake La Su An Wildlife Area headquarters for youths interested in turkey hunting according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Youths age 17 and younger may participate.

Lake La Su An Wildlife Area headquarters is located at 09-455 County Road R, Pioneer, Ohio. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until the drawing at 10 a.m. Youth hunters must possess a 2016-2017 hunting license to register. Youth hunters are not required to be present to register. Adults may register a youth by presenting the youth’s hunting license.

Successful applicants will select an available section of their choice for a three, four, or five day permit for the youth and spring wild turkey seasons. There are 56 spots (date/ section combinations) available.

For more information, contact the Lake La Su An Wildlife Area headquarters at 419-485-9092, or the Division of Wildlife District Two Office at 419-424-5000 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The ODNR-Division of Wildlife conducts controlled hunts on professionally managed areas throughout the state for youth. These hunts provide a unique and excellent opportunity for young hunters to learn from their mentors. For more information about these hunts, go to the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s webpage at: wildohio.gov.

Staff report