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Ohio Insider: Conducting a deer season autopsy

More deer were killed with a crossbow (75,462 or 35% of the total harvest) than with any other hunting implement during this past season in Ohio. (Stock photo by Bill Thornley)

We wrapped up the 2023-24 deer season in early February and, as is typical, I phoned Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife Deer Management Administrator Mike Tonkovich for a summation of the season.
The season was an overwhelming success in terms of sheer numbers – 213,928 deer harvested and the second most bucks killed in any one season to date. That’s an estimated 12 million pounds of venison, according to the Division of Wildlife.

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