From Ohio Department of Natural Resources
-- Muzzleloader hunters killed 314 white-tailed deer during last week’s early muzzleloader season, Oct. 15 to 20. The season was only open at Salt Fork Wildlife Area, Wildcat Hollow and Shawnee State Forest.
The number of deer taken is down slightly from 357 deer killed during the 2011 early muzzleloader season, but that number is down from 2010, when hunters took 516 deer during early muzzleloader.
Ohio’s various deer hunting seasons and healthy deer population give hunters a good opportunity for success. Archery season opened Sept. 29 and runs through Feb. 3, 2013. Youth deer gun season is Nov. 17-18. Deer gun season is Nov. 26-Dec. 2 and Dec. 15-16. The statewide muzzleloader season is Jan. 5-8.