Ohio muzzleloader hunters bag more than 16,000 deer

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COLUMBUS — Ohio hunters braved record-setting cold temperatures and howling winds to harvest 16,464 white-tailed deer during the state’s four-day muzzleloader season, Jan. 4-7, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Counties reporting the highest number of deer checked during the 2014 muzzleloader season include: Guernsey (652), Coshocton (630), Muskingum (593), Tuscarawas (592), Belmont (561), Harrison (513), Licking (511), Athens (485), Jefferson (472) and Carroll (458).

Hunters have harvested more than 185,000 deer so far in the 2013-2014 hunting seasons. Ohio’s deer archery season is open through Feb. 2.

Information

More information about Ohio deer hunting can be found in the 2013-2014 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio.com.

Hunters who received a 2013-2014 Ohio deer hunter effort and harvest survey are encouraged to complete it when the season ends.

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