2017-12-06 / Sports

Deer Hunters Do Well On Opening Day

Hunters across Fulton County did well on the opening day of the deer-gun season in Ohio.

The season, in which hunters may use firearms to hunt deer, ran from Monday Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 3.

An additional weekend, Dec. 16-17, has been added.

In Fulton County, hunters harvested 101 deer, up 22 from the 2016 total of 79, almost 28%.

Defiance County had the most deer taken, with 252, up 73 from 179 last year.

Williams County had 251 deer harvested, compared to 138 in 2016.

There were 112 deer harvested in Henry County, up from 67 in 2016.

Across the state, hunters brought down 22,366 deer, a 19% increase over 2016.

During the deer-gun season, hunters may use shotguns (10-gauge or smaller), handguns (.357 or larger; straight-wall cartridges only) and rifles (.356 to .50, straight wall cartridges only).

Hunters may begin hunting 30 minutes before sunrise and must stop 30 minutes after sunset.

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