13% Decline In Weeklong Deer Hunting Session Witnessed
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced that a 13% decline has been witnessed in the hunting session that continued for a week that is from December 2 to 8.
Ohio hunters have killed 75,408 white-tailed deer, which were 11,555 less than 2012. In addition, it has been found that 162,720 deer have been killed so far in comparison to 171,867 at the same time in 2012. Here also, a decline of
5% has been witnessed.
A department spokesperson was of the view, "In the last few years, through increased harvests, dramatic strides have been made in many counties to bring those populations closer toward their goal".
ODNR has affirmed that they take decline in hunting as a positive sign in Ohio's efforts to maintain the number of deer at balanced level. To talk about the county, which has been leading the deer harvest is Coshocton County.
It has been maintaining the same for third time in a row. After Coshocton County, Muskingum, Tuscarawas and Ashtabula were in the list. Cuyahoga County has seen 31 deer taken, which is said to be the smallest number when all the other counties of Ohio are seen. Ohio stands at the fifth position at national level when it comes to resident hunters.
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