Ohio and White Tail Deer

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Father, son accused of illegal deer trafficking

Father, son accused of illegal deer trafficking

A Florida father and son pleaded not guilty recently to federal wildlife charges that accused them of a conspiracy to illegally sell, transport, and label untested white-tail deer

March 2014
Closer look reveals deer in droves

Closer look reveals deer in droves

Just because you aren't seeing deer, doesn't mean they're not somewhere

March 2014
Doe permits could be lost in 27 counties

Doe permits could be lost in 27 counties

A proposal is on the table that would eliminate antlerless permits in 27 primarily southeast counties, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife.

March 2014
Final deer kill drops below 200,000 again in Ohio

Final deer kill drops below 200,000 again in Ohio

Deer-archery season ended Sunday, Feb. 2, bringing all deer hunting seasons to a close. Ohio hunters checked 191,459 white-tailed deer during the 2013-2014 hunting season for all implements.

February 2014
Muzzleloader escapes icy plunge into feeder creek

Muzzleloader escapes icy plunge into feeder creek

Chilled to the bone, his body plunging into four and a half feet of icy water, Keith West wasn’t sure if this hunting excursion would be his last.

February 2014
DNR proposes some changes to deer seasons

DNR proposes some changes to deer seasons

The Ohio Wildlife Council has received the 2014-2015 hunting proposals for deer season dates, changes to deer bag limits, and the possibility of allowing some straight-walled rifle cartridges for deer hunting, according to the Ohio DNR.

February 2014
Whitetail housing: The habitat issue affects more than ducks and pheasants

Whitetail housing: The habitat issue affects more than ducks and pheasants

Deer habitat: In the whitetail woods, a little chainsaw sweat equity goes a long way toward more deer.

February 2014
Columbiana County buck scores big at 1932⁄8

Columbiana County buck scores big at 1932⁄8

Jason Erb, of Alliance, almost gave up hunting but the score that paid off for him this year made him glad he changed his mind.

January 2014
Venison donations down from 2012

Venison donations down from 2012

With a nearly to-date six-ton shortfall in donated deer, the DNR Division of Wildlife is encouraging the state’s sportsmen to participate in the annual Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry program. So far, the program has seen 1,170 deer donated with a total processed weight of 58,500 pounds of venison.

January 2014
Muzzleloader kill chilled by temps

Muzzleloader kill chilled by temps

It would appear that Winter Storm Ion has frost-bitten Ohio’s statewide muzzle-loading deer-hunting season.

January 2014