Youth Deer Season Up in Ohio

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The number of deer killed during Ohio's two-day deer-gun season for youth is up compared with last year.

The Logan Daily News says young hunters checked 9,178 white-tailed deer on Nov. 17 and 18. That's up more than 5 percent from last year, when the total was a bit under 8,700.

Tuscarawas County led the way with 317 deer checked, followed by Coshocton County with 295 and Muskingum County with 280.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer says the event encourages outdoor time for families and he's glad so many youth participated. The state also offers youngsters special hunting seasons for upland game, wild turkey and waterfowl.

The statewide deer-gun season starts Monday and lasts for a week, with an extra weekend on Dec. 15 and 16.

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