Weather likely played a role in lower Ohio deer harvest March 14, 2019 Ohio

Ohio Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... there were 172,040 deer harvested in the state. That figured represented a significant decline from the 186,247 deer that were checked in by hunters in the 2017-18 season... “The restrictions on public land likely had some impact, but most of our deer are taken on private land, and the private land harvest was only down about four percent,” ..,

Fewest deer harvested in many years February 10, 2019 Ohio, New Philadelphia Times Reporter
... This rivals the 2014-15 season when only 175,745 deer were tagged. We have broken the 188,000 threshhold just once in the last five years. We took over 200,000 deer virtually every year from 2003 to 2014, with the high water mark of 261,314 occurring in the 2009-10 season.  Since then it’s been a steady decline ..,

Deer hunting season comes to quiet end February 8, 2019 Ohio, The Lima News
... weather had an effect on the deer harvest, which wound up being more than 14,000 fewer than a year ago... According to the Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW), deer hunting regulations over the past four seasons have been designed to allow for moderate herd growth throughout most of the state... DOW projected the harvest to be up slightly this year...,

... Hunters checked 172,040 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2018-2019 deer season ... details

Gallia, Meigs deer harvest numbers February 4, 2019 Ohio, Daily Sentinel
... Deer hunting regulations over the past four 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..,

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