Of the state’s 88 counties, only 18 recorded season-to-season declines
Athens, Ohio — Add an asterisk to the 9,228 total for Ohio’s just-concluded two-day so-named “bonus” firearms deer-hunting kill. While the final figure for the two-day hunt is almost a mirror image of that for 2015 – which was 9,447 animals – it must be remembered that the latter’s two-day hunt was held during the week on a Monday and…
Total harvest is nearly 8,000 off from a year ago
Preliminary figures point to a decline in the number of deer taken by Ohio hunters during the just-concluded seven-day firearms deer-hunting season when compared to the final tally for its 2015 counterpart.
In all probability, the opportunity to make up for Ohio’s to-date deer kill will be overrun with deep snows, holiday shopping and a general lack of interest that can be traced back to deer-hunting over-exposure.
Ohio biologists unconcerned, however
Ohio’s deer hunters continue to struggle in collecting heads for the wall and venison for the freezer.
Hunters had killed about 5,000 more at this time last year
Harvest numbers lagging in the early going
Season opened on Sept. 24
Writer will get one of DNR’s highest honors
Columbus — After more than two years of tracking down leads and tips – as well as extensive investigative operations by 45 of its officers – the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife has to date seen charges brought against 28 Ohioans for various forms of illegal fish and game activity. The charges stemming from the agency’s “Operation North Coast” range…
Columbus — In addition to charges being filed against Robert Mandon Freeworth (age 36), of Grand Rapids, Ohio (see Page 8), others who’ve thus far been charged with fish and game law violations include (note that some of the defendants have already appeared in court and received judicially applied punishment): • Dawn Large (age 42), Grand Rapids, Ohio: No hunting…
Catching a falling star and putting it in your pocket may actually be easier than reeling in an Ohio state-record fish and enshrining it on one’s wall.
Former governor, fly fisherman passes away
Official weight of fish has not been certified yet
Still time left in the season that ends Feb. 7
Results available through Oct. 13