The Blade’s Hunting Report

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The Blade’s Hunting Report

Ohio Opening Day: Monday signaled the start of the seven-day deer gun season in the Buckeye State, and before this first phase closes a half-hour after sunset on Sunday, upwards of 400,000 hunters are expected to take part. A second phase of the gun season takes place Dec. 16-17. On opening day, there were 22,366 whitetails harvested by hunters in Ohio, a 22 percent increase over the 2016 opening day total of 18,776 deer. The top counties for the 2017 opening day were mostly from the Ohio hill country: Coschocton 924 deer, Ashtabula 821, Tuscarawas 768, Muskingum 780, Knox 705, Guernsey 657, and Holmes 648. For a look at past years’ deer harvests, consult the wildohio.gov/deerharvest website.

Ohio archery & muzzleloader: The archery season, which opened on Sept. 30, continues through Feb. 4, 2018. The muzzleloader season runs from Jan. 6-9.

Ohio wild turkey: The wild turkey harvest for the fall season dropped considerably from last year, with 1,053 birds taken this fall, compared to 2,168 in the 2016 fall season. Biologists from the Ohio Division of Wildlife had been anticipating a decline, since the 2016 crop of birds had feasted on the massive spring cicada hatch. That hatch of high protein food allowed for both higher than average turkey production and lower than usual young turkey mortality, biologists reported.

Originally posted on Nov 30, 2017 by Matt Markey | BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR.
Image courtesy of the Toledo Blade.

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