Andreoff Wildlife Area

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The Andreoff Wildlife Area is a recent addition to the Ohio state wildlife areas. Including the area formerly known as the Hardin County Wetlands.

About this Location

The Andreoff Wildlife Area sits along the Hardin and Wyandot county line and is just 10 miles northeast of Kenton. This 861-acre wildlife haven consists of wetlands, tall-grass prairies and woodlots. Over 86 species of birds are known to breed on the area, and nearly 175 bird species have been sighted, including several rare waterbirds.

The wetlands provide wildlife watchers with the chance to view sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, American bittern, green-winged teal, and king and sora rails. Hard to find species such as the northern harrier, bobolink, and dickcissel also frequent the prairies, along with countless pollinator species. The area is open to wildlife viewing on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Hunting on the west side of County Road 215 is by permit only to allow for high quality hunts. Hunts on the area are drawn through the state’s lottery system each July. Controlled trapping opportunities are also available.

The property in Wyandot County was purchased with funds from the H2Ohio program. This portion of the property will be open to public wildlife viewing, hunting and trapping.

Andreoff Wildlife Area is in Hardin County and contains two tracts of land. Both tracts are former agricultural property that were restored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Wetlands Reserve Program.

The northern site is 584 acres and contains restored wetlands and native warm season grasses. It is located just south of the village of Forest at County Road 205 and Township Road 50. The south tract is 135 acres and includes restored wetlands, native warm season grasses and a 36-acre woodlot. It is located on County Road 190 just west of OH-292 south of the city of Kenton.

The wildlife area may be entered on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. At other times, please view birds from the roadside only.


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Content from Andreoff Wildlife Area webpage and Andreoff Wildlife Area news release (Ducks Unlimited)