Ohio hunters' deer take up February 10, 2018

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Ohio hunters' deer take up February 10, 2018 MyDaytonDailyNews
... Deer hunting regulations over the past three seasons have been designed to allow for moderate herd growth throughout most of the state. Herd growth is achieved by reducing harvest and protecting female deer... For the counties in southwest Ohio, McCoy said hunters averaged 5 to 10 percent more deer killed than the three-year average..,

Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2017-2018 Hunting Regulations April 13, 2017 Ohio Department of Natural Resources
     An increase in the bag limit, from two deer per county to three deer per county, was approved for Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington counties. These changes are designed to slow the rate of herd growth, while still allowing herds to increase.  
     A reduction in the bag limit, from three deer per county to two deer per county, was approved for Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam and Williams counties. These changes are designed to encourage herd growth in these counties.
     All other county bag limits remain the same. The statewide bag limit remains at six deer. Only one deer may be antlered, and a hunter cannot exceed a county bag limit.

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