The first week of the deer gun season produced over 72,800 white tails in Ohio. That’s up about 6,000 over last year’s hunt.
But there were mixed results in northwest Ohio. Defiance County had the most deer bagged last week, at 745, but that’s down 28 from last year. Fulton County hunters took 322 deer, down by 40 from 2016. Henry County recorded 371 deer taken last week, up 26 from last year. Williams County topped out at 691 deer, an increase of 36 from last year’s harvest. And Putnam County showed the biggest increase with 359 deer bagged last week, up 85 over last year’s report.
The ODNR reports there will be two more days of the deer gun season, on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th and 17th. And archery season remains open through February 4th.