Hunting in Clark County

Bond with family and friends during the hunting seasons as old traditions continue and new ones begin. Clark County’s abundant wildlife population attracts many sportsmen to the area.

Large blocks of the Clark County Forest (nearly 135,000 acres), along with many acres of private forest/croplands that are also open to the public for hunting, provide well over 143,000 acres of hunting grounds. Numerous roads and trails throughout the forest provide access for hunting.

The most frequently hunted species in the county are deer, ruffed grouse, rabbit and squirrel. Black bear and turkey populations continue to climb and are hunted in the county. The county forest also provides breeding grounds for many varied species from black bear to otter. Whitetail deer populations average 20 - 25 deer per square mile of deer range. Turkey populations have been increasing countywide with several zones of huntable numbers. Ducks, geese, and ruffed grouse are numerous and provide ample opportunity for hunters.