Overall harvest, though, already tops last year’s number.
Hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 5-8. That’s up from 13,268 the previous year.
Fifty-six percent of the deer taken in the muzzleloader-only season were does.Hunters harvested 3,863 deer during the 2018 muzzleloader-only season, which took place this past weekend. The harvest tally was up slightly from the 3,765 taken in 2017. According to the Illinois DNR, harvest sex ratios were 56 percent does and 44 percent bucks (2,172 to 1,691). The top five counties for muzzleloader…
The blogger and a hunting buddy carried out a final hunt for deer last Saturday and filled a tag.
Muzzleloader hunters checked 13,268 white-tailed deer this year, down from last year’s total of 15,843.
DNR reports that harvest sex ratios during the three-day muzzleloader season were 55 percent does and 45 percent bucks males (2,040 to 1,660).
Hunt remains a hot-button topic in the state, with two protesters arrested.
The final 2017 Environment bill, which Gov. Mark Dayton likely will sign, includes a provision to allow scopes during the blackpowder season.
Of the state’s 88 counties, only 18 recorded season-to-season declines
That’s up significantly over last year, when 12,503 white-tailed deer were checked