Ohio hunters checked 75,408 white-tailed deer during the weeklong gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
ODNR officials say hunting is the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population. Hunters have harvested 162,720 deer so far in the 2013 hunting seasons, compared to 171,867 at the same point last year, a 5 percent difference.
Archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 4-7, 2014.