Ohio deer firearm season totals drop December 6, 2016

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Ohio deer firearm season totals drop December 6, 2016 Toledo Blade
... we’re just not seeing the deer numbers that we have in the past ... The decrease in the harvest was not a surprise, because the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ management practices in recent years have been focused on a gradual reduction in the overall herd size ...
... checked 66,759 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4 ... Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer ...
     Local deer numbers are downDecember 5, 2016 Ohio, Morrow County Sentinel
... Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season ... In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season ...

Deer-gun harvest totals continue to decline December 10, 2016 Ohio, Columbus Dispatch
... Tonkovich ... had anticipated a kill of perhaps 80,000 ... the number of deer checked fell 6,580 from the 73,399 reported during the 2015 gun week... The decline in less than a decade has been dramatic, a drop of more than 40 percent  ... The wildlife division began curtailing the sale of antlerless permits in 2013...

Are coyotes affecting local fawn recruitment? January 22, 2017 Ohio, Sandusky Register
... hunters in Ohio and throughout the Midwest have seen deer populations decline over the past several years. Wildlife managers have been forced to reduce antlerless deer harvest ... An Ohio State University study done several years ago showed deer made up as much as 22 percent of coyote diets, but could not reveal the source of the prey, which could have included road killed animals...

Final deer harvest numbers pretty underwhelming February 18, 2017 Ohio, New Philadelphia Times Reporter
...  from a strictly numbers standpoint, it was the second-worst season of the last eight ... the coyote population has exploded.  ... The bottom line is this: the herd is undoubtedly smaller than it was with similar factors working against it ever getting much bigger... 

Deer numbers drop, but not drastically February 11, 2017 Ohio, MyDaytonDailyNews
...Ohio Division of Wildlife biologists, who have been trying to slowly build up the state’s deer herd. The goal of Ohio’s deer management program is to provide a deer population “that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.” ..,

With poaching in the news, how does Ohio set its deer hunting limits? June 9, 2017 Ohio, cleveland.com
... Despite deer culling in Northeast Ohio and debates over deer invading suburban yards, state officials say deer population has been relatively stable and actually could stand to grow... smaller populations in 2015 compared to most of the previous 10 years ...

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