Thousands of hunters hit the woods of southeastern Ohio for the start of deer gun season.
Year after year hunters come back to Dillon Falls store in Zanesville to check-in their deer. Owner Kathy McCann said that it’s become a tradition for many.
"This store has been here for 80 years, you have parents, grandparents, grandparents that are bringing in their grandchildren," said McCann.
The state expects hunters with guns will bag up to 125,000 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s nine day hunt. By noon, the store had already checked in 18 deer, most of them being bucks.
"Last year was the first time I went out, I went out twice last year and missed two doe, so this year I was determined to get something, so that’s what I got this morning," said Hunter Eve Williams.
McCann says that next year the system for checking in deer is going to be a little different, instead of receiving a metal tag, you’ll be assigned a number.