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A listing for Ohio with allowable hunting equipment by species is available at http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/allowable-hunting-equipment. Currently, there are no restrictions on caliber or muzzle fpe.

A quick breakdown of the legal animals for take by airgun include: coyote, feral swine, groundhog, squirrel, ruffed grouse, cottontail rabbit, ring-necked pheasant, chukar, bobwhite quail, fox, raccoon, skunk, opossum, weasel and crow (I needed to add that pigeons, European Starlings, & English House Sparrows are also valid targets but since they are not regulated by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, they are not included in the previous listing.). Take for these animals is limited to hunting season; however, nuisance coyote, feral swine, groundhog, squirrel, fox, raccoon, skunk, opossum, crow, pigeons, starlings, & house sparrows can also be taken by airgun at anytime, per http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/1501%3A31-15-03. Note that cottontail rabbit cannot be taken outside of the hunting season as of the time of this post.