Whether you prefer deer, turkey, duck, geese or something else, hunters of all skill levels will find the wildlife areas in Trumbull County challenging and plentiful year-round. To receive a special Hunter Packet complete with maps, hunting regulations and more here.

Grand River Wildlife Area

Located northeast of West Farmington, this outdoor-enthusiast paradise is comprised of 7,231 acres and includes the Grand River, five tributary streams, 12 ponds, 15 man-made marshes and numerous beaver impoundments. As part of the largest semi-wilderness area remaining in heavily populated northeastern Ohio, many consider this forested land to be the only public hunting area in the vicinity where even the most experienced outdoorsmen should take precautions against becoming lost.

White tail deer, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse and waterfowl are the principal game species found here. Cottontail rabbits, fox squirrels, ring-necked pheasants and raccoons are plentiful and woodcock and snipe frequent the area.

Wildlife enthusiasts can take advantage of a three-quarter-mile observation trail that includes a boardwalk that crosses a beaver impoundment where beavers, river otters and a great variety of songbirds can be observed.

Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area

This 9,021-acre waterfowl-management area is located west of the Mosquito Creek Reservoir and includes lands that are flat and poorly drained as well as 830 acres of marsh and two ponds.

It provides a regional nesting place for Canada geese, a resting area for migratory waterfowl, quality public hunting opportunities and a place for wildlife enthusiasts to observe a large number of waterfowl and birds associated with wetlands.

Controlled waterfowl and deer hunting are offered by permit. Canada geese have at times numbered 13,000. Small flocks of migrant blue and snow geese often stop over in the fall. Wood ducks and mallards are the most common, followed by teal, scaup and black ducks. The area is also home to one of Ohio’s rarer species of reptiles: the eastern massasauga rattlesnake.

Mosquito Lake State Park

This nearly 4,000-acre park, which is one of the most visited state parks in Ohio, with over two-million visitors annually, offers year-round recreational activities.

The park offers 234 campsites, including 218 with electrical hook-ups, that are situated among tall trees in a mature forest as well as those with shoreline access and panoramic views.

Hunting is permitted within designated times and areas of the park and in the nearby Grand River Wildlife Area. Controlled hunts by draw are conducted in the Mosquito Wildlife Refuge at the north end of the lake in North Bloomfield.

Shenango Wildlife Area

This nearly 5,000-acre wildlife area stretches northwest along Pymatuning Creek from Orangeville to Kinsman and crosses through four townships.

Much of Shenango’s habitat is beaver swamp that is interspersed with upland fields and woodlands. Waterfowl, furbearers and songbirds are abundant. In the spring, this is an excellent place to watch woodcock mating flights at dawn and dusk.

One of the finer waterfowl marshes is located north of State Route 87 along Pymatuning Creek. From October to December and again in the spring, large numbers of migrant waterfowl can be found here.

Raccoon, muskrat and beaver are abundant. Other inhabitants include the fox squirrel, ruffed grouse, turkey, white-tailed deer, woodcock and pheasant. The cottontail rabbit is the most predominant upland game species in the area.


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