Stories tagged with: deer

September 12, 2010 - 5:22pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

In less than two weeks, hunters will come face-to-face with Ohio's increasing deer population.

Around 300,000 bowhunters are expected to take part in the archery deer hunting season, which opens September 25th. More than 90,000 deer were killed by bowhunters last year, which was a 7% increase. Licking County was the state leader, followed by Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Guernsey counties.

The archery deer hunting season will last five months, through February 6th.


August 15, 2010 - 10:47pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

While many of us have been complaining about summer's unbearable heat, it's one of many issues farmers have faced during this year's growing season, and these issues have prompted farmers to alter their farming techniques.

"Basically, we live with the weather, and we'll deal with what we get,"
says local farmer Richard Schroeder.

It all started in late spring. Farmers faced a late frost on May 9th.

"That kind of altered things because I already had...

June 27, 2010 - 7:18pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

The deer population is increasing across the state of Ohio.

While that means good news for hunters, it's causing some problems at some of the state's nature preserves. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves says one such negative impact is that the state's wildflower, the large flowered trillium, can no longer be found at some of these sites because the areas are being over-browsed for deer.

So, it's planning to hold special archery deer...

March 20, 2010 - 3:26pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Division of Wildlife says it might make some changes to the current deer season, and it's asking hunters to take part in an online survey.

The survey is short. The department says it will ask hunters to provide some information along with their opinions to see how it can better improve the hunting season.

Anything provided in the survey will remain confidential.

You can access one by going to and filling it out by...

March 2, 2010 - 5:42pm
5 years 32 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says more than 250 thousand deer were killed this hunting season, which is up from last year by about 10 thousand.

Coshocton County ranks number one on the list, with a little less than 10 thousand deer killed. Tuscarawas is in second place, Licking in third, Guernsey in fourth, and Harrison in fifth.

Muskingum county places sixth with about 78 hundred deer killed.

The press release indicates that hunters were encouraged to kill more...

January 18, 2010 - 4:00pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

During the cold, winter months, weather can easily cause accidents around Southeastern Ohio, but so can another culprit--deer.

Sgt. Clark Felix of the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said each year the post handles between 400 and 500 deer versus car accidents alone.

"It's a year long thing," said Sgt. Felix. "It starts in January and ends in December. Even during the summer months in the middle of the afternoon there is no specific time of...

January 7, 2010 - 7:02pm
5 years 39 weeks ago

Muzzleloader deer hunting season begins this Saturday.

Licensed hunters may hunt deer and small game from a half hour before sunrise til sunset. So far, Ohioans have killed 228,000 deer this hunting season. That is 9,000 more than last year.

"If the trend continues we will see more than were taken last year, a total of roughly 21 thousand were taken during the muzzle loader season last year," says Ryan Fink, the Ag Specialist for Muskingum Soil and Water.


December 1, 2009 - 4:59pm
5 years 45 weeks ago

More people are running into deer on the roadways.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says troopers have been busy handling an increase in deer-car collisions. It handles anywhere from one to 15 incidents daily.

The start of deer-gun season may be adding to the increase in collisions

"With more people out in the woods and in the farmland, it's driving the deer, causing them to travel more. Unfortunately, they travel across the highway and they get hit,...

November 30, 2009 - 9:46pm
5 years 45 weeks ago

Deer gun season started off with a bang today.

Hunters from all across the United States travel to Southeastern Ohio just for deer hunting season.

Owner of the Dillon Falls Store and deer check station Kathy McCann says today got off to a slow start, but expects it to pick up.

"Bow season we were busier this year than last year and I expect gun season will be the same way," McCann said.

Hunters like Rick Gibson of Hamilton, Ohio, check their deer at the...

November 15, 2009 - 9:50pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

Two people are MedFlighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after a one vehicle accident.

It happened around 3 p.m. on State Route 93 near Crooksville.

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol says Paul Haas, of Heath, was traveling on his motorcycle when he hit a deer.

Troopers say Haas and his passenger were injured and needed medical attention but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

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