Lots Of Deer Harvested This Year In Ohio

The num­bers are in, and now it appears that Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery sea­son, which closed Sun­day, Feb. 1, mark­ing the end of Ohio’s 2014–15 deer hunt­ing sea­son, resulted in hunters across the state bag­ging a total of 175,745 deer dur­ing all 2014–15 hunt­ing sea­sons.

The Ohio Depart­ment of Nat­ural Resources reports that hunters in our state checked 191,455 deer. Bag lim­its were reduced in 46 coun­ties prior to this deer hunt­ing sea­son, and antler­less per­mits were elim­i­nated in 29 coun­ties.

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 here in Ohio through the sale of equip­ment, fuel, food, lodg­ing and more, accord­ing to some reports.

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