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Deer hunt numbers down for this year

February 9, 2013

Washington County saw 132 fewer deer harvested in the most recent hunting season than the previous year, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources records. The end of archery season on Fe....

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Feb-09-13 11:35 AM

I seriously doubt the kill numbers were down. Look what the DNR did in regards to tagging the harvest. Instead of forcing the hunter to check the harvest at a station, we switched up to a phone call in or internet check. Duh!! Downsize the department & abuses will rise more than otherwise anticipated. Sorta sounds like other GOVERNMENT run programs

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Feb-09-13 1:33 PM

Deer numbers ARE down. EHD & predation by coyotes have done a number on the herd.

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Feb-09-13 6:34 PM

Devils- I seriously doubt that had a thing to do with it. The E-check, if anything, made it easier to report your deer. Now we dont have to waste gas, money, and time taking it to the "nearest" station. I think there are many factors, which include weather, economy, more bow hunters this year, disease, coyotes, etc..

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