Deer Hunting Allowed by Permit Only

To apply for a permit to hunt deer during Ohio Deer Season, you must come to the office in person with your legal:

  • Driver’s License
  • Ohio Hunting License or Non-Resident Hunting License

A limited number of deer permits will be issued. Permit-holders accept all responsibility for their actions, gear and equipment. The Broughton Foundation is not responsible for hunter safety, damage to or theft of blinds, cameras, tree stands, gear or other equipment.

Woodland trails will be closed during deer gun seasons, but please be aware that:

  • all trails will remain open during deer archery season, and that
  • the Devola Multi-Use Trail will be open during deer gun and archery seasons.

Please call 740-374-9396 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday for information or to make an appointment.

Absolutely no other hunting is permitted in the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area!


Fishing is permitted anytime The Park is open.

We ask that those who wish to try their luck not interfere with groups who have reserved the area for picnics or outings and any others who are fishing. Our preference is that you catch and release anything caught that does not meet trophy standards.

Permits are not required for fishing.




ODNR Wildlife Page