For deer hunters, the difference could be snow
By now, plenty of hunters who found a way to keep their powder dry have already killed a whitetail on Saturday, opening day of this year’s four-day Ohio muzzleloader season.
“I think it will be a terriffic season,” said the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Mike Tonkovich, deer project leader. “Some people will have a problem with the cold, but the snow is a big plus.”
Hunters use the snow to their advantage. Snow enables any hunter to be able to track deer and find places deer hang out. The white background also makes the brown-bodied deer stand out.
The cold weather shouldn’t bother hunters who dress properly with wool socks and sturdy, water-proof boots. Of course, great gloves, hand and toe warmers, knit cap, waterproof hooded parka and layers of clothing are a must.
Last year, Ohio hunters killed 15,843 white-tailed deer during the primitive weapons season. Tonkovich said he thinks the total will be higher this year. “You never know, but I think the number will be higher … mostly because of the snow.”
Originally posted Saturday, January 6, 2018 by Jim Morris – Contributing Writer, Dayton Daily NewsClick here to return to our blog