CLEVELAND — Ohio’s opening day of deer-gun season surpassed last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The 2019 season resulted in 15,501 deer killed by hunters as compared to the 2018 season with 13,651 deer checked in by hunters.
ODNR said these are the top counties with deer harvest:
During the two-day youth hunt on Nov. 23 through the 24, hunters checked 6,234 white-tailed deer during the season.
The deer-gun season is open until Sunday, Dec. 8 before it reopens from Dec. 21-22.
Deer-muzzleloader season begins Saturday, Jan. 4 through Tuesday, Jan. 7. Deer-archery season is open now through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Hunters can find more regulations and details here.
Hunting is one of the outdoor activities that contributes to the Ohio economy. Each year, Ohioans take an estimated 171 million recreational trips, contributing $5.9 billion to the economy.