COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio hunters had a great deer hunting season.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio's muzzleloader season from Jan. 5-8.
During last year's muzzleloader season, 13,268 deer were checked.
Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter as archery season remains open through Sunday Feb. 3.
Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries.