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OH – HUNTING – Ohio hunters benefit from extra deer-gun weekend

The extra weekend of gun hunting for white-tailed deer in Ohio concluded on Sunday, Dec. 20, with 15,203 deer taken by hunters including 421 in Guernsey County and 247 in Noble County. Over the last three years, hunters checked an average of 12,461 deer during the same two-day period, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Last year, hunters in Guernsey County checked-in 268 white-tailed deer in Guernsey County while Noble County hunters tallied 175 deer harvested. After 71,650 deer were checked by Ohio hunters during the week-long deer-gun season (Nov. 30-Dec. 6), the total harvest during for all nine days of the 2020 gun hunting season was 86,858 deer. Hunters harvested an average of 78,027 deer during the nine days of gun hunting over the past three years. Deer hunting occurs in all 88 counties and an estimated 310,000 hunters participated during Ohio’s deer-gun seasons. Ohio hunters have purchased 399,466 deer permits through Dec. 20. “Hunting license and deer permit sales are on the upswing this year as more people are going out to deer hunt in Ohio,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Our state’s deer herd is in excellent condition and it is great that this valuable resource is doing so well.”  [full article]

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