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Ohio’s 2020-2021 Deer Hunting Season Concludes

12 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

One of Ohio’s most successful white-tailed deer hunting seasons concluded Sunday, February 7 with 197,735 deer harvested, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. That total is the highest since 218,910 deer were taken during the 2012-2013 hunting season.

Richland County’s numbers were also higher than in recent years.

The final harvest totals represent all deer taken during archery, gun, muzzleloader, and youth hunting seasons that began Sept. 26, 2020. An average of 180,921 deer were harvested during the last three years. More…

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Ohio’s Muzzleloader Season Results

9 Jan , 2021  

Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunters completed the 2021 muzzleloader season with 9,708 deer checked from Saturday, January 2 to Tuesday, January 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the last three years, an average of 12,695 deer were taken during the same four-day period.

During the weeklong and extra weekend of deer-gun season, 86,853 deer were checked by Ohio hunters. In total, 102,672 deer were harvested with a gun, including muzzleloaders, during the 2020-2021 gun hunting seasons. Over the last three years, hunters harvested an average of 90,722 deer during the three gun hunting seasons.

The total number of deer taken in Ohio during all 2020-2021 hunting seasons is 187,883, with one month remaining to hunt with archery equipment. That number has already surpassed last season’s final tally of 184,468. Richland County has seen 3,756 during this season. More…

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Wild Turkey Season Ends; 1,063 Checked Statewide; 22 In Richland

3 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It isn’t a coincidence that wild turkey hunting season takes place during Thanksgiving each year. While not as popular an eating bird as its domestic cousin, it still has edible meat.

This year, the take of turkeys was down slightly across the state. Ohio hunters checked 1,063 wild turkeys during the 2020 fall hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

The 2020 fall wild turkey season was open in 70 counties between October 10 to November 29. The 2020 total represents a 1% decrease from the average harvest during the past three years. More…

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Ohio, Richland County Archery Hunters Seeing Early Season Success

13 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Natural Resources news release

Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery hunters have taken 53,922 white-tailed deer through Sunday, November 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s archery season opened in September, and bow hunters are taking advantage of excellent hunting conditions, including fantastic weather. Ohio’s deer-archery season is open until Feb. 7, 2021.

Richland County hunters were quite successful, and the county had one of the ten largest numbers in the state. More…

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First Of Ohio’s Deer Hunting Seasons Starts Saturday

23 Sep , 2020  

Hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer during the 2020-2021 archery season when it opens on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Approximately 375,000 people hunt deer in Ohio, making it the most sought-after animal in the state.

“Ohio hunters can expect another fantastic year of deer hunting,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We have some additional public land hunting opportunities and welcome all hunters. In addition, the new HuntFish OH mobile app provides hunters more flexibility to report their harvest, and offers additional resources while people are in the field. We are looking forward to another safe and successful season.”

Ohio’s 2020-2021 deer seasons include: More…

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Ohio Fall Hunting Seasons Begin Tuesday

1 Sep , 2020  

Hunting season is fast approaching, and Ohio’s hunters are invited to kick off the year beginning Tuesday, September 1 with opening days for squirrel, mourning dove, and more, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

“Fall in Ohio is an exciting time with so many hunting opportunities available,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We encourage experienced hunters to take someone new with them this year and wish everyone a safe, successful, and enjoyable fall hunting season.”

Hunters are reminded to check regulations for changes to season dates and bag limits as the 2020 fall seasons begin. A summary of Ohio’s hunting and trapping regulations is available where licenses are sold and at wildohio.gov. More…

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HuntFish OH App Now Available From ODNR

27 Aug , 2020  

The free HuntFish OH mobile app is available now for Ohio’s outdoors enthusiasts to conveniently purchase fishing and hunting licenses, check game, and view wildlife area maps, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The HuntFish OH mobile app is available for Android and iOS users and can be found in the app store.

“Many people are using their mobile devices to purchase hunting and fishing licenses and other Division of Wildlife products. This new app will make those transactions easier,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “We are excited to launch this new resource to help our customers.” More…

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Apply Now for Ohio’s Controlled Hunting Opportunities

6 Jul , 2020  

Hunters can apply now for any of the hundreds of controlled hunting opportunities available on Ohio’s public lands during the 2020-2021 season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Controlled hunts include opportunities for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, mourning doves and more. The application period is open until Friday, July 31.

These special hunts are held on selected areas to provide additional opportunities for Ohio’s hunting enthusiasts. Hunts are available through ODNR Divisions of Wildlife, Parks & Watercraft and Natural Areas & Preserves. Hunters may apply for the controlled hunts by completing the application process online using Ohio’s Wildlife Licensing System at wildohio.gov. More…

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Deer Hunting Sees Bigger Numbers In 2019

2 Dec , 2019  

Ohio’s archery hunters have taken close to 75,000 white-tailed deer thus far during the early part of the season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Through Tuesday, Nov. 26, archery hunters have checked 74,838 deer. Last year, archery accounted for 46% of the deer season total.

The count is higher than last year across the state and in Richland County as well.
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First Hunting Season Has Begun

29 Sep , 2019  

Richland County hunters have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer as archery season opened on Saturday.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, the white-tailed deer is the most sought-after game animal in Ohio. Approximately 370,000 people hunted deer in the state last year. More…

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Archery Hunting To Be Available At Malabar; Drawing To Be Held

31 Aug , 2019  

More than 1,000 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available this coming season to archers as part of controlled hunts at Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm, and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Hunters must be present at the drawing location if they are interested in hunting.

Information about the drawings and hunts: More…

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Ohio Wildlife Council Sets Hunting Seasons; Makes Changes at Meeting

12 Apr , 2019  

The Ohio Wildlife Council approved Ohio’s 2019-2020 hunting season dates and bag limits at its meeting on Wednesday. In addition, the council approved to increase the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020. More…

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available Soon

26 Feb , 2019  

Richland County’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new state licenses.

On Friday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2019-2020 hunting and fishing licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Deer Hunt Numbers Down This Year, Weather Cited A Possible Reason

7 Dec , 2018  

Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period.  More…

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Deer Hunting Season Beginning Soon; We’ve Got Details

12 Nov , 2018  

Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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