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Oxbow Wildlife Area

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Address: 952-A Lima Avenue

Findlay, OH 45840

Range Type: Rifle

Hours: sunrise to sunset

Days Open: The Class C Shotgun Ranges on Delaware and Deer Creek wildlife areas are closed during the months of January and February. This is because they are located behind the same locked gates as the Class A Ranges.

Latitude: 41.04306 Longitude: -83.64302

Phone: 419 424-5000

Indoor: No

Outdoor: Yes

Maximum Distance: yards

Firing Points: 0

Handguns Allowed: No

Rifles Allowed: No

Range Status: Open

Range Fee:

Annual Shooting Range Permit - $24.00: Allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A shooting ranges.

1-Day Shooting Range Permit - $5.00: Allows the holder to be admitted to Division of Wildlife Class-A shooting ranges for one day.


The Oxbow Lake Wildlife Area is located in northwestern Ohio near the city of Defiance. The 416-acre area is situated in the glaciated lake plain of Ohio and has a slightly rolling topography. Some steep land lies adjacent to Mud Creek, which bisects the area. Large cottonwoods and sycamores are found along Mud Creek. The upland woods consist mostly of oaks and hickories. Index of Ohio's trees from the Division of Forestry. Substantial amounts of brushland and meadow are maintained by the Division of Wildlife for upland game habitat. Oxbow Lake and Little Oxbow Lake provide habitat for fish, furbearers, waterfowl, and other interesting birds such as great blue herons, belted kingfishers, tree swallows and pied-billed grebes.


Range Rules:

C = Unsupervised Clay Target Shotgun Range

Use of State Forest Target Ranges

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