Thursday, November 29, 2012

1st day deer/gun season a success

The first day of Ohio’s deer-gun season resulted in many happy hunters — and a lot of venison.

Hunters taking to the field on a pleasant day took down 29,297 white-tailed deer on Monday, a 24 percent increase from the number killed during a soaking rain last year, state wildlife officials announced yesterday.

The deer-gun season continues through Sunday, with an additional weekend hunt Dec. 15 and 16.

An estimated 420,000 hunters will seek to bag deer this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.

Hunters brought down 90,282 deer in the weeklong gun season last year, a drop of about 15,000 from 2010.No accidental shootings or other serious hunting-related injuries had been reported as of midday yesterday.

From the Columbus Dispatch

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