Deer harvest down 103 from last year

COLUMBUS — Columbiana County deer harvest totals were down signficantly from last year as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported the totals for Monday’s opening day of deer-gun season on Tuesday.

County hunters took 419 deer which was down from 522 in 2015.

Statewide hunters checked 18,776 deer which was down from 22,253 in 2015.

Mahoning County saw a slight uptick with 168 deer harvested which was three more than last year. Stark County saw 204 deer taken which was down from 248 in 2015. Carroll County was also down with 480 taken compared to 571 in 2015. Jefferson County had 365 deer taken compared to 386 in 2015.

Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Dec. 4. Two additional days of deer-gun season are available for people to hunt with firearms.

A list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during opening day of the 2016 deer-gun hunting season is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for opening day 2016, and the 2015 opening day harvest numbers are in parentheses.

Adams: 274 (373); Allen: 58 (116); Ashland: 411 (483); Ashtabula: 701 (771); Athens: 375 (420); Auglaize: 41 (99); Belmont: 407 (429); Brown: 167 (248); Butler: 36 (66); Carroll: 480 (571); Champaign: 70 (104); Clark: 29 (52); Clermont: 81 (154); Clinton: 58 (79); Columbiana: 419 (522); Coshocton: 767 (888); Crawford: 134 (177); Cuyahoga: 8 (7); Darke: 47 (74); Defiance: 179 (316); Delaware: 88 (110); Erie: 50 (66); Fairfield: 182 (219); Fayette: 30 (33); Franklin: 32 (31); Fulton: 79 (140); Gallia: 379 (372); Geauga: 147 (167); Greene: 43 (54); Guernsey: 592 (647); Hamilton: 18 (44); Hancock: 95 (135); Hardin: 94 (149); Harrison: 529 (556); Henry: 67 (125); Highland: 221 (300); Hocking: 431 (521); Holmes: 542 (552); Huron: 342 (367); Jackson: 270 (377); Jefferson: 365 (386); Knox: 651 (619); Lake: 53 (44); Lawrence: 208 (224); Licking: 463 (562); Logan: 155 (249); Lorain: 180 (195); Lucas: 23 (27); Madison: 30 (28); Mahoning: 168 (165); Marion: 96 (120); Medina: 154 (152); Meigs: 392 (418); Mercer: 38 (76); Miami: 28 (52); Monroe: 333 (334); Montgomery: 18 (28); Morgan: 364 (387); Morrow: 158 (184); Muskingum: 696 (722); Noble: 386 (352); Ottawa: 20 (20); Paulding: 75 (157); Perry: 339 (399); Pickaway: 65 (107); Pike: 180 (209); Portage: 155 (157); Preble: 47 (80); Putnam: 60 (90); Richland: 355 (462); Ross: 263 (320); Sandusky: 41 (76); Scioto: 195 (206); Seneca: 203 (273); Shelby: 79 (97); Stark: 208 (248); Summit: 30 (24); Trumbull: 425 (468); Tuscarawas: 645 (658); Union: 67 (97); Van Wert: 31 (63); Vinton: 338 (401); Warren: 34 (61); Washington: 438 (490); Wayne: 206 (211); Williams: 138 (327); Wood: 39 (87); Wyandot: 168 (227).

Total: 18,776 (22,253).

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