Mild weather turns Ohio deer-gun week into hunting paradise December 12, 2015

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Mild weather turns Ohio deer-gun week into hunting paradise December 12, 2015 The Columbus Dispatch
...  through the Tuesday after deer week: 153,292, compared with 149,292 at the same time in 2014 and 163,598 in 2013... The practical elimination of the antlerless permit this year is expected to allow deer numbers in some locales to rebound somewhat as soon as next year...

Looking back at hunting, fishing in Ohio in 2015 December 20, 2015 Columbus Dispatch
...  By the close of the 2014-15 deer season in February, 175,745 whitetails had been tagged, a significant decrease from the 191,455 taken during the 2013-14 hunt... the Ohio Division of Wildlife announced it would seek ... cutbacks in the issuance of antlerless permits, likely to promote future growth of the herd...

Final deer harvest numbers are in February 22, 2016 Ohio, Galion Inquirer
... Hunters checked 188,335 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2015-2106 deer season ... Last year, 175,745 deer were checked ... To help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced this year, and antlerless permit use was eliminated in most counties....


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