Sandusky Wildlife Area (SWA) is a great public hunting opportunity here in Crawford County. Hunting within SWA is by PERMIT ONLY. A yearly drawing takes place at the end of August to determine permit recipients. A letter informing hunters of the date is mailed out in July. To be included in the notification mailing, fill out the “Sandusky Wildlife Area” form. This drawing is open ONLY to Crawford County residents or landowners. For more information, contact the Crawford Park District.
Established in 2005, SWA has afforded many Crawford County residents opportunities to pursue game animals. Many White-tail Deer have been taken, among them sizable bucks. With the many oaks and hickories, it is a haven for Fox Squirrels as they scurry about collecting nuts. Wild Turkeys are also numerous, foraging the slopes for grubs and roosting in the trees, and Mourning Doves frequent the Conservation Reserve land in the Sandusky River floodplain. The Park District is proud to offer this unique opportunity for the outdoors men, women, and youths of Crawford County at Sandusky Wildlife Area.