ODNR Wildlife: Largest Deer Harvest in 11 Years

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – With the end of archery season, the annual deer hunt in Ohio has ended with big numbers.

Nearly 214,000 deer were checked in between September 9 and February 4, the highest deer harvest in 11 years.

Tuscarawas County trailed only Coshocton County for the most deer harvested at 7000.

Carroll County was 9th in the state at 5000.

Though deer gun week following Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time to hit the woods, that week and a two-day bonus weekend that follow represent just 40-percent of the total deer kill.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife says the deer kill translates to 12 million pounds of venison.