Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, and so far, hunters have already bagged almost 300 of the birds.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources indicates the season is popular in our area. 438 turkeys were harvested last year, with totals in Coshocton, Muskingum, and Guernsey Counties topping the list. The season will last through the end of November.
Hunting hours are a half hour before sunrise through sunset, you are allowed to harvest one turkey of either sex per...
22 disabled hunters are spending the next two days out in the woods thanks to the Muskingum Valley Whitetails Unlimited.
"I wanted to be able to get in to doing something like this and give back to the people that helped me get into hunting, my brother, my father which is gone from a disease, I like to give back to what I love the most," said President Kent Papageorge.
The trails were cleared and custom made huts were...
Muskingum County is finally getting an event many local residents have been hoping for.
The first-ever Y-City Gun Fest will take place this Saturday from 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
"They've been successful in other markets near us, and we feel there's a lot of interest in hunting and outdoor activities in Muskingum County. We just thought it was natural to have it here at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds," says Zanesville Rotary Club President Rick Sabine.
Around 230,000 wild turkeys are inhabiting Ohio, just in time for the start of the Fall Wild Turkey Hunting season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's a better outlook than last year's season, when more than 2,000 wild turkeys were hunted.
Hunters will be allowed to scout these birds a half hour before or after suset starting next Saturday, October 9th. The season will last through November 28th. Each hunter is only allowed to take one-turkey of either sex. You do need...
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.
An increased nut crop across the Buckeye State could make for a promising squirrel season for hunters. It opens in less than two weeks. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters will be allowed to pick up as many as six squirrels a day. It will also be an opportunity for hunters to scout the area for November's deer season. It will officially wrap up at the end of January.
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.
Hunters grabbed 16 percent more turkeys during the spring hunting season.
Almost 22 thousand turkeys were checked in the four-week period before the season ended this past Sunday.
Ashtabula County came in top on the leader board with more than 900 turkeys. Tuscarawas County tied in third with Harrison County, reporting around 625 turkeys, Guernsey County in fourth with about 620 turkeys, and Coshocton County came in tenth with more than 550 turkeys.