In The Woods

Ohio deer hunters harvested 71,932 white-tailed deer during the 2022 gun week that concluded on Sunday…that’s according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. In the same week-long period over the past three years, hunters checked an average of 68,534 deer. In 2021, the weeklong number was 70,381. Williams County hunters bagged 770 deer, which is higher than the last three-year average of 691. Deer hunting occurs in all 88 Ohio counties. Straight-walled cartridge rifles have become more popular since becoming legal for deer gun hunting in 2014. This year, they were used to harvest 55% of the deer checked during the seven-day gun season. Shotguns accounted for 38% of the total. In addition, 5% were taken with a muzzleloader, 1% with archery equipment, and less than 1% with a handgun.

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