Ohio bowhunters make up for early losses

Interestingly, the number of antlered deer killed to-date thus far is running ahead of the 2017 to-date figure. Those numbers are 4,076 and 3,927, respectively.

Some 18 days into this year’s lengthy aggregate Ohio deer-hunting season and the state’s hunters made up for lost time during the past week.

The to-date deer kill as of Oct. 17 stands at 13,050 animals. That figure is only 242 fewer deer than were killed during the same 18-day reporting period, ending Oct. 17, 2017.

It’s also a huge jump from the Oct. 10, 2018, to Oct. 10, 2017, respective differential. Last week the gap stood at 2,165 animals, and only six of Ohio’s 88 counties had recorded 2018 to-date gains over their respective comparable to-date 2017 figures.

However, data gleaned from the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Wednesday weekly tally – made available due to the state’s computer-based deer harvest reporting system – shows that for the current to-date reporting period, 41 Ohio counties recorded gains over their respective and comparable 2017 to-date numbers.

Among the current to-date gainers (with their respective 2017 to-date numbers in parentheses): Brown – 169 (136); Coschocton – 497 (419); Gallia – 121 (97); Geauga – 198 (186); Hancock – 110 (85); Hardin – 112 (77); Knox – 320 (275); Medina – 224 (203); Meigs – 171(146); Noble – 179 (132); Preble – 90 (74); and Seneca – 147 (123).

Among the current to-date laggards (with their respective 2017 to-date numbers in parentheses): Adams – 184 (234); Ashtabula – 431 (487); Cuyahoga – 183 (224); Franklin – 75 (109); Green – 63 (81); Lake – 108 (131); Lorain – 210 (246); Licking – 372 (391); Lucas – 66 (113); Muskingum – 256 (272); Perry – 99 (129); Pike – 84 (113); Summit – 179 (215); Trumbull – 422 (474); and Williams – 127 (140).

One county – Warren – posted identical to-date 2017 and 2018 deer-kill numbers: 107 animals.

Interestingly, the number of antlered deer killed to-date thus far is running ahead of the 2017 to-date figure. Those numbers are 4,076 and 3,927, respectively.

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