Experts say more than five-hundred-thousand hunters will hit the woods tomorrow as gun deer season begins here in the Buckeye State.
Hunting hours begin a half hour before sunrise and end a half hour after sunset from Monday until this next Sunday and then for an additional two days December 18th and 19th. If your wondering what to expect this season, you may want to look to the sky.
"Of course a lot of it depends on the weather. If we get some more cold mornings, get a little bit of snow on the ground, seems that guys want to get out there more. It’s a lot easier to hunt and the deer move a lot more if it’s cold. If it’s warm or if it’s rainy, it’s a little bit harder hunting conditions," says Wildlife Conservation Officer Michael Reed.
Reed says to make sure you are wearing your orange when out in the woods and be aware of not only your surroundings, but where you’re standing.
"Never assume that because you have permission on a piece of private property. Never assume that your the only one there because unfortunately sometimes people sneak in or whatever and it’s the same thing that every hunter when they went through hunters safety course learned is make sure of your target and what’s beyond your target," says Reed.
As a reminder, hunters may only harvest up to six deer total for the season and must be tagged and immediately taken to a checkpoint station.