George Hiotis

Deer Harvest High In Our Area

by George Hiotis on January 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

Officials say hunters in Ohio bagged nearly 16,500 white-tailed deer during the four-day muzzleloader season, part of which occurred at the state logged its coldest temperatures in about 20 years.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says some hunters apparently were undeterred by the extreme could as they checked more than 3,800 deer on Monday and Tuesday. Guernsey County had the higher number of deer bagged between Saturday and Tuesday with 652.  Coshocton County recorded 630.  Muskingum and Licking Counties topped 500.  The state says more than 185,000 deer have been bagged so far during the 2013-2014 seasons.  Deer-archery season is open until February 2nd.