Stories tagged with: Deer Gun Season

December 3, 2014 - 6:28am
12 weeks 4 days ago

Hunters in the State of Ohio brought in over 17,000 deer on the first day of deer-gun hunting season. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports 17,512 deer were checked-in. That's less than last year's first day numbers when hunters check 22,619 deer on the first day of deer gun season. 

Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer Monday include:

  1. Coshocton 793
  2. Tuscarawas 667
  3. Muskingum 652
  4. Ashtabula 586
  5. Knox 573
  6. ...
December 2, 2014 - 6:35pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

The first day of December brought the first day of gun season and many hunters are taking to the woods.

For many, hunting is a rush and a way of enjoying nature, but the safety aspects that go hand in hand are just as important. We spoke to Kathy McAnn, the owner of the Dillon Falls Bait Shop, who gave us some tips to follow when out looking for deer.

"Wearing your orange. Anytime there's guns, or you're using guns out in the woods, you wanna make sure you got your orange on...

December 1, 2014 - 4:59pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

Today marks the first day of gun season for deer hunting. The season in Ohio runs until December 7. Hunters must have their hunting license and deer tags before they can go hunting and both are available for purchase at the Dillon falls store, your local Walmart or any license sales agent. Dillon falls store owner, Kathy McCann says, the first day of gun season is exciting, yet busy. "First day of gun usually is pretty hectic, when I opened up this morning, first thing I had,...

December 4, 2013 - 4:10pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Dale Phillips, owner of Phillips Meat Processing in Zanesville, says deer gun week is a busy week for his family-owned and operated business. Instead of their normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule, Phillips Meats is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday to meet the needs of hunters.

"We get all the deer in at one time and we have to sort it out and get it all done quickly," said Phillips. "With the temperatures the way they are, it's hard to get it all in. We'll do between 500...

December 3, 2013 - 2:32pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Deer gun season ends on Sunday and so far, it  looks like it's going well for most hunters. Kathy McCann, the owner of the Dillon Falls Store, says her store has already checked in over 50 deer within the past two days.

"It's been surprising to me because you can do it online and you can buy your tags there but what I've noticed is more people are coming back to checking them in the old way," McCann explained. "They like getting together and actually...

December 2, 2013 - 7:48pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

A hunter was fatally shot on opening day of gun season.

According to Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers, at around 10:30 Monday morning, Sheriff Deputies along with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources responded to the 28000 block of Twp. Rd. 341 in reference to a deceased hunter.

Upon arrival a 63-year-old male hunter was found in his tree stand and was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gun shot wound.

The incident remains under...

December 2, 2012 - 7:29pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Monday was the final day of Ohio's week-long deer gun season and unfortunately for area hunters, the deer may have won this year.

Dillon Falls Store which operates as a check-in station reported 200 deer were checked in this past week. The numbers are still much lower than what the store is used to seeing. Hunters around Muskingum County have blamed the weather for their poor luck this year, as deer are scarce when the temperatures are higher.

"The colder the weather and the...

November 25, 2012 - 8:34pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Deer-gun season kicks off Monday and already shops are seeing non-stop traffic before the first shots are even fired.

Dillon Falls Store is especially busy this time of year. Hunters like the store because not only can they get their hunting license and deer tags, they can also purchase ammunition and check in their deer. It has always been a favorite spot for area hunters to get their gear but thanks to Ohio's big buck reputation, a lot of out of state hunters come through their doors...

December 5, 2011 - 11:50am
3 years 12 weeks ago

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.


November 30, 2011 - 12:51pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

A rainy start to deer-gun season has lowered this year's tally, but many of those who are out hunting are doing it out of necessity.

Hunters checking their deer at the Dillon Falls Store say they've noticed more people struggling to feed their families.

"I see a lot more people out hunting, and I know the economy is bad all over," said deer hunter Rich Ambrose.  "I think it's something people are trying to do because it's a cheap way to fill the freezer....

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