Ohio deer kill by county released


Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio (TNS)



Ohio’s deer hunters killed nearly 12,000 more white-tailed deer during the 2019-2020 hunting season than the previous year.

Deer hunters killed 184,465 deer this season, up from 172,670 the previous year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

“It was another productive season for Ohio’s deer hunters. Ohio has a world-class deer population and continues to offer one of the best hunting experiences in the nation,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Even as this year’s deer season concludes, many are looking forward to spring wild turkey hunting and will begin preparations for the next deer season. Plan to take someone new with you this year to share your passion and knowledge of Ohio’s wildlife and hunting traditions.”

Top 10 counties for deer harvest during the 2019-2020 seasons include: Coshocton (6,715), Tuscarawas (5,781), Ashtabula (4,949), Muskingum (4,929), Licking (4,878), Knox (4,746), Guernsey (4,524), Holmes (4,507), Carroll (3,843) and Trumbull (3,668).

Ohio’s youth hunters harvested 6,234 on Nov. 23-24, 2019. During the 2019 weeklong and two-day deer-gun seasons, hunters checked in 77,187 deer. Muzzleloader hunters added an additional 10,615 deer from Jan. 4-7, 2020. On Feb. 2, archery hunters concluded their season with 88,860 deer taken. Archery hunters accounted for 48% of deer checked in 2019-2020. Ohio’s record deer harvest was in 2009-2010, when 261,260 were checked.

Here are the number of deer killed in each county: () are 2019 numbers.

Adams: 2,793 (2,965); Allen: 1,118 (878); Ashland: 3,378 (2,962); Ashtabula: 4,949 (4,895); Athens: 3,360 (3,455); Auglaize: 960 (826); Belmont: 2,936 (2,629); Brown: 2,315 (2,278); Butler: 1,454 (1,273); Carroll: 3,843 (3,476); Champaign: 1,266 (1,115); Clark: 761 (748); Clermont: 2,412 (2,308); Clinton: 772 (703); Columbiana: 3,180 (2,799); Coshocton: 6,715 (6,063); Crawford: 1,256 (1,123); Cuyahoga: 903 (930); Darke: 809 (687); Defiance: 1,763 (1,588); Delaware: 1,519 (1,408); Erie: 1,058 (1,021); Fairfield: 1,857 (1,799); Fayette: 340 (290); Franklin: 735 (736); Fulton: 795 (707); Gallia: 2,191 (2,499); Geauga: 1,922 (1,858); Greene: 842 (809); Guernsey: 4,524 (4,307); Hamilton: 1,550 (1,549); Hancock: 1,387 (1,145); Hardin: 1,459 (1,163); Harrison: 3,594 (3,214); Henry: 783 (675); Highland: 2,565 (2,283); Hocking: 3,163 (2,803); Holmes: 4,507 (3,934); Huron: 2,291 (2,104); Jackson: 2,821 (2,855); Jefferson: 2,077 (1,684); Knox: 4,746 (4,271); Lake: 849 (799); Lawrence: 1,552 (1,806); Licking: 4,878 (4,587); Logan: 2,163 (1,949); Lorain: 2,134 (2,080); Lucas: 778 (721); Madison: 555 (484); Mahoning: 1,884 (1,908); Marion: 926 (788); Medina: 2,141 (2,084); Meigs: 2,910 (3,083); Mercer: 814 (674); Miami: 879 (735); Monroe: 2,472 (2,282); Montgomery: 770 (701); Morgan: 2,920 (2,940); Morrow: 1,596 (1,487); Muskingum: 4,929 (4,663); Noble: 2,914 (2,909); Ottawa: 517 (476); Paulding: 1,114 (969); Perry: 2,570 (2,447); Pickaway: 800 (727); Pike: 1,901 (1,877); Portage: 2,503 (2,295); Preble: 1,036 (979); Putnam: 849 (699); Richland: 3,469 (3,263); Ross: 2,974 (2,758); Sandusky: 880 (832); Scioto: 2,030 (2,162); Seneca: 2,054 (1,776); Shelby: 1,100 (901); Stark: 2,848 (2,788); Summit: 1,498 (1,469); Trumbull: 3,668 (3,462); Tuscarawas: 5,781 (5,245); Union: 960 (923); Van Wert: 553 (495); Vinton: 2,439 (2,392); Warren: 1,213 (1,130); Washington: 3,292 (3,110); Wayne: 2,411 (2,082); Williams: 1,660 (1,558); Wood: 1,050 (909); Wyandot: 1,562 (1,451).

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