72,814 deer checked to date during gun season
By Ohio Department of Natural Resources
With two days remaining in deer-gun season, hunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during the 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season. Last year, hunters checked 66,758 deer during the weeklong deer-gun season.
Dec. 16 and 17 remain in deer-gun season. Muzzleloader season is Jan. 6-9, 2018. Archery season remains open through Feb. 4.
Past year’s harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest reports can be found here.
Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.