Nichole Hannahs

Coshocton Leads State in Deer Kills

by Nichole Hannahs on December 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

Despite the fact the number of deer harvest were down this year three counties in our area make the top ten list of number of deer kills in the state.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said that over 90,000 deer were killed in Ohio during the week long deer gun season. That’s down from over 105,000 in 2010.

A spokesperson for the ODNR Division of Wildlife said that weather played a part in the number of deer killed but hunters took advantage later in the week.

Coshocton County reported the highest amount of deer killed in the state with over 3,600, Muskingum was number two in the state with over 3,600. Guernsey County took the fourth spot in the top ten with over 2,900 kills.

Hunters still have one more weekend of deer gun hunting that takes place December 17 and 18th.