Deer Hunting Permits

About the Permits
The City of Aurora allows deer hunting within its city limits as a means of population control. Thinning the herd may minimize the potential for property damage associated with car/deer collisions and the animals feeding on your shrubs and trees. Hunters may apply for a deer hunting permit by completing and submitting an application (PDF). The applications may also be accessed at our communications center.
  • All hunting must be done using a cross bow, compound bow, or other bow and arrow hunting device.
  • The hunter must possess a current Ohio hunting license, have completed an approved hunter safety course and possess a current city permit, all of which must be carried while hunting.
  • The hunting site must be at least 8 acres. This site may be comprised of 2 smaller parcels, with no parcel being less than 2 acres in size.
  • The hunter must be familiar with the boundaries of the land being hunted.
  • No hunter shall pursue a wounded deer onto other property unless he or she has obtained permission first.
  • All hunting must take place from a tree stand at a minimum of 8 feet in height.
  • All kills must be reported to the Aurora Police Department within 24 hours; notification must include location of kill and gender of deer.
  • Any violation of the Hunting and Trapping ordinance 618.16 may result in criminal charges.
The city holds a lottery each year allowing winners to hunt on designated, city-owned property. Hunters interested in this program should visit the Aurora Parks and Recreation site or call the office.