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Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

This 9,230-acre wildlife area lies in the grain farming country of north-central Ohio. Wyandot County Road 115 provides access from State Route 294, two miles west of Harpster, and from State Route 309, eight miles west of Marion. State Routes 67 and 294 border the area on the west and north.

The area is particularly good for bird watching. A great variety of both nesting and migrant birds use the area, depending on the season. The area is popular for hunting woodcock, squirrel, and deer. Hunting dogs are recommended as the fields are large and cover is extensive. Productive fishing ponds include 27, 28, 30, and 33; all of the ponds are popular for frog hunting. Boats with up to 10 hp outboards may be used on the upground reservoir. Boats with electric motors are permitted on all ponds open to fishing EXCEPT Pond 27.

Waterfowl hunting within the Controlled Waterfowl Area is by special permit only. Hunters are issued a special permit through a daily drawing conducted at the area headquarters. Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 5:15 am; 6:15 am for the second split of the regular waterfowl season.

Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area
19100 County Highway 115

Harpster, Ohio 43323

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (419) 424-5000
Local Number: (740) 496-2254


Sunday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Special Hours: Contact the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Manager at (740) 496-2254 or the Wildlife District Two Office at (419) 424-5000 for information


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Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

The Killdeer Plains landscape

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