Deer Hunting

The deer archery season in Independence runs concurrent with the state of Ohio archery dates (Ohio DNR Schedules).

Archery deer hunting permits are issued by the Police Department subject to restrictions of City Ordinance 618.151 and in compliance with all Ohio Division of Wildlife regulations. 

Permits are issued during the months of August and September 
and will be good for the entire archery season.


Do not assume that permits will automatically be approved because they were approved in the past. All permit holders and sites are reviewed annually. Details of the permit process and site inspection will be explained when you pick up a permit application. 

Permit applications for 2018 will be available at the Police Department starting on August 1st.  Completed forms must be returned by September 21st.

Deer harvest totals will be due by 2/14/2019.  They can be called in to 216-524-0375 or emailed to

Deer Hunting Ordinance