Numbers are Down for Statewide Gun Season

<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(Tuesday, December 4th) Ohio – Hunters had a successful deer gun season but numbers were down across Ohio.

The week-long season saw 60,557 white-tail deer checked, a decrease of over 12,000 harvested from 2017.

Tuscarawas County hunters checked in almost 2,000 deer, compared with over 2,300 checked last year. Meanwhile, Coshocton County hunters harvested over 2,000 deer, a decline from 2017 of 402 white-tail deer.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Communications Specialist John Windau points out that hunters can pursue deer during a special two-day gun season December 15th and 16th.

In addition, he says that muzzleloader season is from January 5th through the 8th, and hunters are asked to practice security measures, such as wearing hunter orange.

There’s also two-months left for Ohio’s deer archery season, which runs through February 3rd.

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