Is it legal to sell mounts in Ohio?
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Call up your local DNR, wildlife Officers and ASK THEM. This way you get the most current information....not always accurate, but it is about as close as you can get to the truth!
The proper authorities in Ohio to fine out the answer you're looking for. They will give you the yes or no.
but as stated you need to check for yourself.
Because there was an ad on eBay a couple of days ago that advertised hundreds of mounts, including native game animals (WT deer, squirrels) and the sale was a public auction to be held in Ohio.
I was under the impression that over 50% of the mounts in the pictures are illegal.
Just answer the guy's question.
The answer is YES but only if the animal is not a game animal or if it is not native. So, wolves and lynxes (fishers, too) are ok but not white-tailed deer or grey, fox, red squirrels. (Abert's squirrels would be ok, so would arctic ground squirrels. The key is native.)
The answer is NO if the animal is a game animal. NO WT DEER! Mule Deer and Elk should be ok.
These guys (ohio) really need to put a FAQ on their website.
I asked my local game warden this question. He told me that as long as the animal, including native Ohio animals, were legally taken, they could be sold. I am sure migratory birds are out of the question, but every other mount, antlers or sheds is fair game.
The one I talked to is Bob Hesterman that also runs a fish farm in northwestern Ohio.
Isn't it funny ! I am not saying who is wrong or right, but wouldn't you think there would be a set law on this ! You would think all wardens would be on the same page on this ! This is just like shed antlers. I have had wardens tell me that you could pick them up and keep them. And I have had other wardens say that you can't.
most of the cops don't know the gun laws in California either!
I even had one warden in Virgina quote me an outdated law, and when I tried to tell him that had been ammended and I had the revised version in front of me he still refused to budge! He was going by a statute that was several years old and I had the revised version of 2004!
I would like to know who your warden is as I think the one I know would be interested to find out this is not cut and dry. Email who it is would ya? I'm not getting anyone in hot water just trying to make a point.
Handing out tickets for violations......I wonder when they are updated (if ever) about the laws they are suppose to enforce?