Mercer Wildlife Area to Hold Controlled Deer Archery Hunt Drawing CELINA, OH â€“ The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is hosting a one-time drawing Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:00am for archery deer hunting on the Mercer Wildlife Area. Participants must register prior to 9:00 am and show a valid 2015 hunting license and deer permit. Controlled hunt dates include: â€¢ September 26-October 11 â€¢ October 17-November 1 â€¢ November 7-22 â€¢ December 5-20 â€¢ January 2-17 â€¢ January 23-February 7 â€œParticipants should arrive at the Mercer Wildlife Area Headquarters at 8:45 a.m. to allow enough time to register,â€ advised Bruce Terrill, wildlife management assistant supervisor. â€œWe will begin the drawing promptly at nine.â€ Participation in this drawing is limited to adults age 18 and over. The chosen hunter may designate a partner for the hunt. The drawing will be held at the Mercer Wildlife Area Headquarters, 6115 State Route 703, Celina, Ohio 45822. The refuge is 1/3 mile east of State Route 127 in Mercer County. Permits will be mailed to the drawing winners. The permit is transferable; follow instructions given. Please note that it is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, trade, or barter any Division of Wildlife issued controlled hunting, fishing, or trapping permit. Antlerless permits are valid for the controlled hunts. For more information contact Wildlife Management at (937) 372-9261 or Mercer Area Manager, Sean Finke at (419) 236-8838. For additional information visit wildohio.gov ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.