Sandusky Wildlife Area
2035 River Rd, Bucyrus, OH 44820
Sandusky Wildlife Area (SWA) is a great public hunting opportunity here in Crawford County. It is open to all legal hunting. SWA is also open to the public for hiking and general nature observation.
The CPD also offers hunting at two State Nature Preserves: Sears Woods and Carmean Woods. Hunting at these preserves is through LOTTERY ONLY. Lottery forms are mailed out at the beginning of August, with the drawing taking place around the first of September. To get on the lottery mailing list, fill out and return the "Sears/Carmean Woods Lottery Request" form. 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.