Deer-hunting proposals


The Ohio Wildlife Council heard proposals for Ohio’s 2018-19 white-tailed deer-hunting season dates and bag limits at its recent meeting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The proposed season dates are nearly identical to previous seasons.

Overview of proposed deer-hunting seasons for 2018-19:

Deer archery: Sept. 29-Feb. 3, 2019

Youth deer gun: Nov. 17-18

Deer gun: Nov. 26-Dec. 2; Dec. 15-16

Deer muzzleloader: Jan. 5-8, 2019

Deer bag limits were proposed to remain the same for all but one county. A reduction in the bag limit from three deer to two deer was proposed for Jefferson County. All other county bag limits would remain the same.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife also proposed modifications for hunting on public land that would permit hunters to harvest only one antlerless deer from public hunting areas per license year and require that only antlered deer be harvested on public land after Dec. 2.

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