Hunters harvest nearly 67,000 deer during Ohio gun season

(Photo courtesy ODNR)

COLUMBUS (AP) – The state says hunters harvested nearly 67,000 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s weeklong deer-gun hunting season.

That total from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 is about 6,600 fewer deer than were checked during the comparable period last year. The state has two more days of deer-gun season, on Dec. 17 and 18.

Ohio’s Division of Wildlife says the goal of the state’s approach to deer management is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities and minimizes conflicts with landowners and motorists.

The muzzleloader season is scheduled from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10. Archery season remains open through Feb. 5. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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