§ 708-26. Permitted Hunting on Cincinnati Park Board Property and on Hamilton County Park District Property Located within the City of Cincinnati  


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  • The Cincinnati Park Board has the authority to permit the legal use and discharge of weapons within Cincinnati Parks in compliance with State of Ohio game and hunting laws, in order to control the deer overpopulation that is destroying the urban forest. Permitted use is governed by the rules of the Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Cincinnati.

    The hunting of deer under the authority of the Hamilton County Park District for the purpose of controlling the deer overpopulation in the urban forest shall be permitted on Hamilton County Park District Property located in City of Cincinnati provided that the Hamilton County Park District takes all necessary action to fully comply with all State of Ohio game and hunting laws regarding such deer hunting activities and provided that all permitted hunters receive any and all required training to engage in such activities in accordance with such State of Ohio game and hunting laws. Permitted use is governed by of the rules of the Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Cincinnati. At least fourteen days prior to engaging in any deer hunting activities on Hamilton County Park District Property, the executive director of the Hamilton County Park District or his or her designee shall provide written notice to the city manager describing the days, hours and location of any such deer hunting activities on Hamilton County Park District properties and the number of permitted hunters engaged in each such deer hunting activity and shall further provide documentation establishing compliance with State of Ohio game and hunting laws for each deer hunting activity.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 0186-2009, § 1, eff. July 17, 2009; a. Ord. No. 081-2011, § 1, eff. April 16, 2011)