182,000 Deer Checked During 2016-2017 Season

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that hunters checked 182,169 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2016-2017 deer season.

The numbers are down over 6,100 from 2015-16, where 188,329 deer were checked. Locally Richland County saw a few more deer’s harvested this year, as hunters checked 3,246 compared to 57 fewer last year.  Ashland and Crawford Counties saw their numbers go down a little this year, as Ashland harvested 2,954 deer in 2016-17 compared to 3,026 last year. Crawford County had 52 less deer this year, as hunters checked 1,113 deer compared to 1,165 in 2015-16

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

Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio.gov.

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