Hunters checked 9,447 white-tailed deer during Ohio's 2015 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 28-29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The last time Ohio held a two-day December deer-gun season was in 2012 with 14,365 deer harvested. That year, the season was held on a weekend and accounted for just more than 6 percent of the entire deer harvest. This year's two-day season total is projected to account for slightly more than 5 percent of all deer harvested.
Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter. Muzzleloader season is Jan. 9-12, 2016, and archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.