Stories tagged with: hunting

December 4, 2013 - 5:10pm
1 year 43 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 - 3:32pm
1 year 44 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 1, 2013 - 7:22pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Hunters from around the county gathered in Blue Rock this weekend to make sure that they're on target for deer gun season that starts on Monday.

The Zanesville Rifle Club held their annual Deer Sight In to give hunters target practice and make sure their guns are ready for use. If guns are not properly aligned hunting can become dangerous.

"If they are not ready and they don't have the proper zero in their gun they will most likely miss their target or injure the animal and...

September 25, 2013 - 6:28pm
2 years 1 week ago

Hunting season starts Saturday and that means drivers need to pay close attention to the roadways for deer.

AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind said there were about 21,000 collisions with deer in Ohio in 2012 alone, with 5,000 of those accidents happening in November. And there are three main reasons for the increase.

"We have the hunting season that's going to be starting. We also have the farmer's harvesting the fields which means more deer are going to be running through...

September 24, 2013 - 4:01pm
2 years 1 week ago

Archery Season officially starts this Saturday in Ohio. But this year, the deer limit has changed. Kathy McCann, owner of the Dillon Falls Store says this year, hunters can kill one buck and just three does in Muskingum County. On October 12, the Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Season starts.

"That is for doe only. So be sure when you go out on those two days, everyone needs to be wearing orange because there are, muzzleloaders will be used that day," said McCann....

August 20, 2013 - 5:15pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

This year, there are a few new changes to hunting regulations in Ohio.

"On the number of tags that you can buy, each county is gonna be different," said Kathy McCann, the owner of Dillon Falls Store. "And then the way you tag your carcass out in the field."

McCann says squirrel season starts September 1. She suggests getting your ammunition early because finding 22's for squirrel hunting has been difficult. She says all hunters should look over the Ohio...

December 5, 2010 - 9:23pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Today wrapped up the end of deer gun season until the two day reopening on December 18th and 19th.

Owner Kathy McCann of Dillon Falls store in Zanesville says in the first day of deer gun season alone, 131 deer were checked-in.  And as of this morning, the number of deer reached 305.  But even with the successful numbers, McCann says weather conditions created some problems for hunters.

"According to the hunters, when the weather gets warm, the...

November 29, 2010 - 8:07pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

Muskingum County is welcoming hunters from all over.

With the start of deer gun season also comes tourism to Muskingum County which is widely known for its great hunting locations.

"When Fall comes we know what's next, and when hunting season and so deer season is right up with that, packages are sold for the hunters coming into the area," said Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby.

This year's deer-gun season is expected to draw about 420,000...

November 9, 2010 - 6:41pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

If your kids have their eye on grabbing a deer, they can take part in the annual youth deer-gun hunting season.

It will take place in less than two weeks, during the 20th and 21st. Kids age 17 and younger will be able to kill one deer of either sex as long as they are accompanied by a non-hunting adult. They must wear orange, have a valid Ohio hunting license, and purchase a $12 youth-deer permit.

9,300 deer were killed last year during the two-day season.

October 26, 2010 - 5:37pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife says hunters bagged 512 deer during last week's early muzzleloader deer hunt.

ODNR released the preliminary results Tuesday  from the early muzzleloader season, which ran October 18 through the 23.

Hunters took 255 deer at Salt Fork Wildlife Area, 175 deer in the Wildcat Hollow region and 82 deer at Shawnee State Forest.

Youth deer gun season is November 20 and 21. Deer gun season is November 29 through...

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