NASA’s Glenn Research Center, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife are teaming up again for the 2018-2019 Deer Hunt events on November 17, December 8, January 12, and February 2. Licensed Ohio hunters, who have been chosen by the ODNR, will have the opportunity to hunt at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

“These deer hunts serve several purposes: promoting the health of the herd itself by avoiding overpopulation, insuring the health of those who work at Plum Brook Station and providing a source of recreation to hunters and often, a source of meat for the less fortunate,” said David Stringer, Plum Brook Station director.

To enter the lottery, each applicant must possess a current hunting license and be a U.S. citizen. Interested hunters must complete the controlled hunt application by July 31.  Submissions cannot be faxed or emailed; only applications mailed in or completed online will be entered into the drawing. 

Drawings will be held in early September.  To check the status of your entry results, log on to your Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System customer account and click “My Lottery Applications and Results.”   After being successfully drawn, each applicant and their required partner will need to pass a federal background check at his or her own expense.

Applications can be found on the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s website under controlled hunting events. Please be aware, the safety and security of Plum Brook’s test facilities and personnel take priority, and public access is subject to change at any time without advanced notice.