Ohio hunters harvest more than 15K deer on opening day of gun season

Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 12:41 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 12:43 PM


            Ohio hunters Monday killed 15,501 white-tail deer on opening day of the gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Ohio hunters Monday killed 15,501 white-tail deer on opening day of the gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Ohio hunters Monday killed 15,501 white-tail deer on opening day of the gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

During the 2018 season, 13,651 deer were killed on the opening day of gun season.

“Ohio’s deer-gun season is an enjoyable time when many friends and families gather to celebrate the hunt,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Hunters still have an exciting week ahead of them. “

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In Montgomery County, 33 deer were killed by hunters.

Top 10 counties for deer harvest on opening day include: Coshocton (663), Ashtabula (601), Tuscarawas (557), Knox (544), Muskingum (511), Guernsey (426), Holmes (423), Licking (399), Harrison (385), and Carroll (377).

Through Sunday, 76,822 deer have been taken by Ohio archery hunters. Plus, Ohio’s young hunters checked 6,234 white-tailed deer during the 2019 two-day youth gun season, Nov. 23-24. The deer-gun season is open to Sunday, as well as Dec. 21-22.

Deer-muzzleloader season is Jan. 4-7. Deer-archery season is open through Feb. 2. .

A list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during opening day of the 2019 deer-gun hunting season is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for opening day 2019, and the 2018 opening day harvest numbers are in parentheses. Harvest numbers below are raw data and subject to change.

Adams: 206 (188); Allen: 86 (45); Ashland: 350 (277); Ashtabula: 601 (489); Athens: 314 (283); Auglaize: 74 (61); Belmont: 283 (217); Brown: 180 (153); Butler: 61 (26); Carroll: 377 (340); Champaign: 94 (64); Clark: 23 (38); Clermont: 112 (64); Clinton: 55 (43); Columbiana: 326 (269); Coshocton: 663 (587); Crawford: 121 (112); Cuyahoga: 10 (11); Darke: 54 (50); Defiance: 216 (146); Delaware: 99 (72); Erie: 53 (42); Fairfield: 124 (126); Fayette: 23 (13); Franklin: 24 (29); Fulton: 94 (78); Gallia: 215 (237); Geauga: 103 (113); Greene: 41 (34); Guernsey: 426 (402); Hamilton: 17 (20); Hancock: 91 (80); Hardin: 138 (91); Harrison: 385 (285); Henry: 117 (59); Highland: 195 (183); Hocking: 309 (252); Holmes: 423 (387); Huron: 268 (208); Jackson: 211 (241); Jefferson: 198 (153); Knox: 544 (425); Lake: 27 (35); Lawrence: 113 (153); Licking: 399 (396); Logan: 158 (137); Lorain: 123 (130); Lucas: 20 (24); Madison: 32 (22); Mahoning: 128 (144); Marion: 93 (86); Medina: 113 (109); Meigs: 242 (230); Mercer: 75 (55); Miami: 31 (35); Monroe: 228 (221); Montgomery: 33 (19); Morgan: 311 (276); Morrow: 122 (120); Muskingum: 511 (489); Noble: 246 (283); Ottawa: 25 (15); Paulding: 140 (87); Perry: 233 (244); Pickaway: 77 (51); Pike: 127 (122); Portage: 117 (104); Preble: 43 (41); Putnam: 73 (61); Richland: 302 (261); Ross: 206 (186); Sandusky: 44 (48); Scioto: 103 (126); Seneca: 181 (141); Shelby: 77 (65); Stark: 168 (184); Summit: 17 (23); Trumbull: 344 (284); Tuscarawas: 557 (512); Union: 57 (56); Van Wert: 42 (43); Vinton: 208 (170); Warren: 48 (38); Washington: 362 (321); Wayne: 178 (184); Williams: 210 (150); Wood: 68 (43); Wyandot: 185 (134).