The figures are just coming in, and so far, the beginning of deer season hasn’t been all that bad for hunters in our area. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Northwest Ohio did little better than the rest of the state when it comes to the deer harvest, and Williams County did even better than the rest of northwest Ohio.
In Williams County 340 deer were harvested this year, compared to 354 in 2012.
Henry County was down though, with only 112 deer this year, compared to 123 in 2012. Defiance County was down almost 21 percent with 269 deer, compared to 340 last year. Paulding County was down to 158, compared to 191 in 2012, a 17 percent drop. Fulton County was down about 16 percent with 127 this year.
Natural Resources officers say the numbers overall however are pretty good, considering the weather.