Ohio Deer Gun Season Opens Today

Ohio's gun seasons for deer hunting begins this week. The first deer-gun season begins Monday, November 26th, today and runs through Sunday, December 2nd. 

The statewide bag limit is six deer with only one antlered deer allowed regardless of location or method of take. Deer bag limits are determined by county and hunters cannot exceed a county's bag limit. 

A two-day season will be held December 15th and 16th.

Ohioans are encouraged to help enforce state wildlife laws by reporting violations to the division's Turn-In-a-Poacher (TIP) hotline by calling 800-POACHER (762-2437). The TIP program allows individuals to anonymously call toll-free to report wildlife violations. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash award. 

Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication. 

 You can find more hunting info at wildlife.ohiodnr.gov


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