Ohio's Young Hunters take 9,852 deer in one weekend

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Ohio's Young Hunters take 9,852 deer in one weekend

Postby FFKEVIN » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:22 am

[left][font=tahoma][b]Ohio's Young Hunters Enjoy Special Two-Day Deer Hunt[/font][/b][/left][left][font=tahoma][b][/font][/b] [/left][left][font=tahoma][b][/font][/b][font=tahoma]COLUMBUS, OH - Young hunters across Ohio again enjoyed success during the sixth annual Youth Deer-Gun Season, held Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23.[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma][/font] [/left][left][font=tahoma]Hunters age 17 and under killed 9,852 deer during the special two-day season, aimed at providing a high-quality hunting experience for younger Ohioans. Last year's youth hunt saw a deer harvest of 10,515.[/font][/left][left] [/left][left][font=tahoma]The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife estimated 40,000 young hunters took to the state's fields and forests during the two-day season. Counties reporting the greatest number of deer killed were Tuscarawas-454, Holmes-422, Harrison-353, Licking-346, Guernsey-339, Knox-303, Washington-296, Muskingum-273, Jefferson-213, and Athens-209.[/font][/left][left] [/left][left][font=tahoma]The youth deer-gun season was open in all 88 counties. Young hunters could take one deer of either sex, in accordance with existing bag and deer-zone limits. All participants were required to wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and special deer permit, and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma][/font] [/left][left][font=tahoma][/font][font=tahoma]The youth deer-gun season is one of four special youth only hunting seasons designed to provide a safe and excellent early hunting experience for young hunters.  Special days are also set aside for upland game, wild turkey, and waterfowl hunting opportunities.[/font][/left][left] [/left][left][font=tahoma]Youngsters and all other hunters will have a chance at taking a whitetail during next week's statewide deer-gun season, which runs Monday through Sunday, December 1-7.[/font][/left][left] [/left][left][font=tahoma]Details on youth hunting opportunities and all Ohio deer hunting seasons can be found in the 2008-2009 Ohio Hunting Regulations, available where licenses are sold. It can also be viewed online at wildohio.com.[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma][/font] [/left][left][font=tahoma][/font][font=tahoma]The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at [/font][font=tahoma]www.ohiodnr.com[/font][font=tahoma]. [/font][/left]
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RE: Ohio's Young Hunters take 9,852 deer in one weekend

Postby FFKEVIN » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:57 am

[font=tahoma]It's great to see that so many of our kids are out there hunting!  40,000 young hunters on one weekend!  That's awesome![/font]
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