Two-day gun deer season harvest down sharply

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s hunters checked 9,625 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2018 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 15-16, according to the Ohio DNR. During last year’s two-day December deer-gun season, 14,115 deer were harvested.

Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter. Muzzleloader season is Jan. 5-8, 2019, and archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Find more information about deer hunting at wildohio.gov. Past year’s harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest reports can be found at wildohio.gov/deerharvest.

Following is a list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters using firearms during the 2018 two-day deer gun hunting season. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2018, and the 2017 numbers are in parentheses. Harvest numbers below are raw data and subject to change, the DNR said.

Adams: 131 (203); Allen: 55 (61); Ashland: 194 (342); Ashtabula: 368 (483); Athens: 170 (246); Auglaize: 66 (55); Belmont: 135 (264); Brown: 116 (172); Butler: 48 (66); Carroll: 224 (412); Champaign: 50 (75); Clark: 32 (48); Clermont: 95 (152); Clinton: 41 (58); Columbiana: 165 (367); Coshocton: 260 (512); Crawford: 82 (103); Cuyahoga: 5 (4); Darke: 49 (48); Defiance: 194 (152); Delaware: 71 (78); Erie: 58 (53); Fairfield: 85 (132); Fayette: 18 (22); Franklin: 10 (35); Fulton: 53 (60); Gallia: 120 (169); Geauga: 113 (111); Greene: 39 (51); Guernsey: 187 (307); Hamilton: 21 (55); Hancock: 89 (74); Hardin: 112 (110); Harrison: 175 (336); Henry: 86 (55); Highland: 142 (191); Hocking: 125 (199); Holmes: 211 (343); Huron: 178 (236); Jackson: 173 (191); Jefferson: 80 (197); Knox: 227 (382); Lake: 23 (40); Lawrence: 69 (91); Licking: 206 (340); Logan: 141 (169); Lorain: 159 (200); Lucas: 23 (13); Madison: 19 (52); Mahoning: 104 (194); Marion: 47 (79); Medina: 117 (188); Meigs: 160 (200); Mercer: 59 (47); Miami: 38 (54); Monroe: 120 (207); Montgomery: 20 (35); Morgan: 117 (214); Morrow: 88 (124); Muskingum: 206 (368); Noble: 132 (211); Ottawa: 20 (38); Paulding: 115 (113); Perry: 118 (213); Pickaway: 47 (62); Pike: 95 (114); Portage: 112 (201); Preble: 65 (82); Putnam: 54 (34); Richland: 222 (306); Ross: 127 (177); Sandusky: 54 (82); Scioto: 105 (184); Seneca: 147 (176); Shelby: 67 (75); Stark: 169 (287); Summit: 33 (41); Trumbull: 226 (321); Tuscarawas: 282 (497); Union: 49 (64); Van Wert: 60 (49); Vinton: 108 (201); Warren: 52 (66); Washington: 131 (213); Wayne: 127 (195); Williams: 168 (132); Wood: 69 (55); Wyandot: 102 (101). Total: 9,625 (14,115).

Categories: Firearms, Hunting News, Whitetail Deer

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