Warm weather cools down Ohio deer hunt

Blame the on-going warm weather if you wish for cooling off Ohio’s to-date deer kill.
The raw numbers for Ohio’s deer kill as of the reporting period ending Oct. 11  stands at 12,024 animals. That figure represents a gain of only 2,551 animals killed as presented from the last statement provided by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Put another way, the to-date kill of 12,024 deer also is 2,182 fewer deer than were shot during the same general to-date period last year: 14,206 deer.
Some of the current – and arguably, noteworthy- to-date county highlights (with their respective comparable to-date 2015-2016 figures in parentheses) in alphabetical order are: Adams – 219 (314); Ashland – 207 (225); Ashtabula – 373 (447); Athens – 188 (229); Brown – 124 (172); Butler – 129 (159); Carroll – 159 (206); Clermont – 219 (289); Columbiana – 196 (234); Coshocton – 394 (358); Cuyahoga – 184 (143); Delaware – 156 (177); Franklin – 102 (107); Geauga – 201 (227); Guernsey – 192 (246); Hamilton – 276 (390); Harrison – 185 (234); Hocking – 169 (233); Jackson – 180 ( 182); Jefferson – 118 (135); Knox – 276 (308); Lake – 130 (139); Licking – 364 (452); Lorain – 266 (318); Lucas – 90 (138); Medina – 197 (216); Morgan – 128 (145); Muskingum – 261 (248); Noble – 138 (161); Paulding – 43 (65); Perry – 132 (152); Portage – 227 (247); Richland – 250 (identical 250); Ross – 146 (200); Stark – 210 (258); Summit – 197 (219); Trumbull – 437 (456); Tuscarawas – 269 (319); Vinton – 133 (165); Warren – 83 (129); Washington – 140 (161); Wayne – 164 (161); and Williams – 145 (162).
Of Ohio’s 88 counties, only nine have demonstrated to-date increases verses their respective to-date 2015-2016 statistics. These counties (with their respective 2015-2016 to-date figures in parentheses) are: Coshocton – 394 (358); Cuyahoga – 184 (143); Erie – 74 (61); Huron – 140 (139); Logan – 169 (161); Muskingum – 261 (248); Van Wert – 26 (21).
Another item: While no county remains in single digits when it comes to their respective to-date deer kill, 36 counties have counts totaling in double digits. By comparison, for the roughly parallel to-date 2015-2016 season, this figure was just 30 counties.
The Bottom Bunch in terms of their respective current to-date deer kills (with their respective to-date 2015-2016 figures in parentheses) are: Fayette – 14 (17); Henry – 24 (39); Madison – 27 (49); Ottawa – 33 (41) and Clinton – 33 (58).
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