Hunting Application

Would you like to be added to the Deer Gun Draw? You must be a Sandusky County resident and have a valid e-mail to be entered.

Special Hunting Rules

  1. No person shall violate any state hunting law, regulation or rule.
  2. No person shall enter either Ringneck Ridge or White Star Park Hunting Areas during any Deer Gun Season without a special Deer Gun Permit.
  3. Hunting permits must be available while hunting.
  4. No person shall hunt upland game (pheasants and rabbits) or hunt during any season requiring hunter orange without wearing HUNTER (blaze) orange.
  5. No person shall hunt with a rimfire or centerfire pistol or rifle.
  6. No person shall actively hunt at night. Night is ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise. Legal hunting hours apply.
  7. At White Star Park horseback riders and non-hunters shall stay on designated trails during the approved hunting season, trails will be closed on set gun season dates.
  8. No person shall pierce the bark of any tree to place a stand, implement or equipment hook, step or other device.
  9. A tree stand or ground blind on Park District public hunting areas is legal as long as it is portable and uses no nails, steps, or any other device placed or inserted into a tree. The tree stand may be installed from September 1st until the last day in February, annually and must have a tag with name, address, and phone number. If stand is not picked up, it will be confiscated and considered Park District property.
  10. No person shall cut any vegetation, trees, saplings, or brush.
  11. No person hunting shall park a motor vehicle at any place other than at a designated parking area.
  12. No person shall drive into the hunting areas without the permission of Park District Staff.
  13. No person shall hunt from or shoot into any posted safety zone.
  14. Each hunter shall complete a hunter survey at the conclusion of each day's hunt.
  15. No person shall pursue wounded game onto private property without landowner permission, or onto non-hunting areas of Park District land without Park District staff permission.
  16. No person shall hunt any Park District property at any date and time outside the Board approved land and/or hunting season(s). See permit for lands and dates.
  17. No trapping allowed.
  18. No Turkey hunting allowed.
  19. Hunting season starts September 1st and ends the last day of February.
  20. No bow hunting during gun season dates.

Special Deer Gun Season Drawing
Youth Season, Regular Season and Muzzleloader Season

Hunters must be Sandusky County Residents to Apply. Hunters must have a valid Ohio Hunting License, deer tag and Park District Hunting Permit to enter.

A Special Deer Gun Permit is required to be in any Park District hunting area during the Youth Deer Gun Season, Deer Shotgun Season and Muzzleloader Season.

Drawings will be held on the first Thursday in November. You will be notified via e-mail of the results.

14 total youth permits will be issued for White Star Park and Ringneck Ridge, permit must be used at specified location.

26 total permits will be issued for White Star Park and Ringneck Ridge, permit must be used at specified location.


Youth permit holders must name a non-hunting adult on their permit who will accompany them during the hunt. Regular Season and Muzzleloader permit holders may name a partner on their permit. The partner is not required to be a Sandusky County Resident.