Mary Alice Reporting – The week-long hunting season for white-tailed deer is over with Tuscarawas County second in the state for checked deer.

For the entire state, 71,650 deer were harvest in the event that concluded on Sunday, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Last year, hunters took almost 63,600 deer statewide.

Coshocton County saw the most deer harvested with almost 2,300 and Tuscarawas trailed at just under 2,200. The remaining top Ohio counties included Ashtabula, Muskingum, Knox, Guernsey, Licking, Carroll, Holmes, and Ashland.

Deer hunting is open to all 88 counties and an estimated 310,000 hunters participated during Ohio’s weeklong season.

Hunters can still get a deer during the state’s bonus weekend on December 20th and 22nd.

Meanwhile, archery season remains open until February 7th and muzzleloader season is open January 2nd through the 5th.

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