Stories tagged with: Deer Gun Season

December 1, 2015 - 5:05pm
9 weeks 5 days ago

Now that hunting season is officially underway, you may find yourself with extra deer meat on your hands.

But the question is, where do you take it? For first-time deer gun hunters out there unsure of what to do with their meat, Phillips Meats and Processing in Zanesville is your one stop shop. Some veteran hunters take it upon themselves to process their own meat, but others take it to a meat shop where's it's cut into steaks, sausage, and even snack sticks. Owner, Dale Phillips,...

November 30, 2015 - 4:02pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

Ohio's biggest hunting season of the year also has a huge economic impact on our area.

Muskingum County is one of the top deer-hunting counties in the state, with nearly 8,000 deer harvested each year. With more than 60,000 acres of public hunting land, many out-of-state hunters and their families are expected to flee to Southeastern Ohio for the week long event.

Marketing and Group Sales Manger for the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Lori Kappes, said the bureau attends several...

November 30, 2015 - 3:55pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

It's that time of year again when hunters take to the woods in search of the perfect whitetail deer.

Ohio's most popular gun hunting season officially began Monday and runs through Sunday. Ohio's ranked 5th in the nation for resident hunters, but deerstalkers from all across the country are expected to venture to the Buckeye state to take aim at our abundant population. As a deer hunter's paradise, Ohio's white-tailed deer population is nearly 800,000. More specifically, Muskingum...

November 30, 2015 - 3:56am
9 weeks 6 days ago

Ohio's popular week long deer gun season opens Monday.

Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and is 11th in the nation in the number of jobs associated with hunter related industries. Hunting has more than a $853(m) impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more.

The week long hunting season helps to properly manage Ohio's deer populations. Until recently, populations in nearly all Ohio counties were well above the goal. But, in the last few...

November 28, 2015 - 5:54pm
10 weeks 10 hours ago

One local shooting range is beginning to see a increase of shooters as hunters prepare for deer hunting season.

There was a sharp aroma of cordite in the air at the Blue Rock Rifle Range early this morning as hunters await for their turn on the shooting line.
Deer gun season begins Monday, November 30th and although today was calm; Sunday the range is expecting to be packed with eager hunters.

"Saturday is usually our slow day, people are traveling and it's Ohio State...

December 3, 2014 - 6:28am
1 year 9 weeks 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
1 year 9 weeks 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
1 year 9 weeks 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
2 years 9 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
2 years 9 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...

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