Muzzleloader deer harvest surpasses 14,000, and last year’s totals

(Photo by Bill Diers)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 5-8, according to the Ohio DNR. During last year’s muzzleloader season, 13,268 white-tailed deer were checked.

Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter, as archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 3.

An updated deer harvest report is posted online each Wednesday at wildohio.gov/deerharvest.

Following is a list of white-tailed deer muzzleloader harvest totals by county. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for this year’s season, and last year’s numbers are in parentheses. Harvest numbers below are raw data and subject to change.

Adams: 284 (208); Allen: 56 (57); Ashland: 278 (204); Ashtabula: 310 (316); Athens: 359 (351); Auglaize: 61 (57); Belmont: 254 (306); Brown: 235 (159); Butler: 97 (93); Carroll: 363 (348); Champaign: 92 (60); Clark: 60 (47); Clermont: 178 (109); Clinton: 67 (63); Columbiana: 240 (292); Coshocton: 485 (487); Crawford: 93 (51); Cuyahoga: 1 (2); Darke: 54 (28); Defiance: 147 (91); Delaware: 79 (62); Erie: 43 (42); Fairfield: 144 (156); Fayette: 34 (29); Franklin: 37 (34); Fulton: 43 (40); Gallia: 203 (176); Geauga: 71 (102); Greene: 57 (51); Guernsey: 434 (463); Hamilton: 41 (34); Hancock: 70 (59); Hardin: 115 (101); Harrison: 326 (346); Henry: 48 (25); Highland: 219 (203); Hocking: 264 (358); Holmes: 330 (278); Huron: 175 (121); Jackson: 236 (218); Jefferson: 164 (182); Knox: 397 (328); Lake: 23 (31); Lawrence: 127 (83); Licking: 416 (363); Logan: 140 (127); Lorain: 138 (136); Lucas: 27 (28); Madison: 37 (21); Mahoning: 127 (138); Marion: 61 (49); Medina: 154 (104); Meigs: 338 (310); Mercer: 45 (28); Miami: 38 (45); Monroe: 214 (255); Montgomery: 31 (29); Morgan: 297 (366); Morrow: 133 (93); Muskingum: 455 (481); Noble: 263 (265); Ottawa: 35 (27); Paulding: 89 (69); Perry: 229 (240); Pickaway: 74 (55); Pike: 169 (168); Portage: 119 (112); Preble: 77 (69); Putnam: 27 (21); Richland: 269 (247); Ross: 257 (237); Sandusky: 63 (56); Scioto: 174 (168); Seneca: 117 (98); Shelby: 70 (60); Stark: 209 (166); Summit: 32 (38); Trumbull: 190 (216); Tuscarawas: 467 (396); Union: 79 (52); Van Wert: 32 (20); Vinton: 210 (255); Warren: 71 (82); Washington: 337 (344); Wayne: 194 (157); Williams: 111 (89); Wood: 51 (53); Wyandot: 108 (84). Total: 14,168 (13,268).

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