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Deer hunters

Monday opening day for quest for the BIG one

December 3, 2013

Hunters hit the woods and fields of Washington County early Monday morning in hopes of bagging a deer or two as Ohio’s 2013 deer-gun season opened....

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REDARROW7

Dec-03-13 11:01 AM

HERE'S THE FACTS PERIOD, DEER NUMBERS WAY LOW ON THE OVERALL STATE WIDE AND ODOW KNOWS IT , THE OTHER FACTS ,THE HUNTERS ARE TIRED OF HEARING OVER INFLATED DEER NUMBERS AND EXCUSES FOR LOW HARVEST , THE FACT AND I SAY FACT IS , THE DEER ARE'NT THERE LIKE THEY USE TO BE , TOOO MANY NUISANCE PERMITS AND WAY LIBERAL BAG LIMITS HAVE ALL BUT DESTROYED THE ONCE GREAT DEER HUNTING IN THE BUCKEYE STATE , AND NOW THE ENCOURAGED POACHING SYNDROME CALLED THE NEW CHECKING SYSTEM,PHYSICAL CHECKING IS THE OLD AND RIGHT WAY AND WILL ALWAYS BE ,PLUS IT ALSO STIMULATED LOCAL BUSINESS VIA PHYSICAL CHECKING OF DEER, NOW THE BIG QUESTION, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO GET BACK THE GREAT HUNTING IN OHIO, FOR STARTERS LAW OF OFF THE NUISANCE PERMITS FOR A WHILE AND DROP THE BAG LIMITS AND A PPLY AN EARN A BUCK SYSTEM AND A BUCK SIZE MINIMUM AND LOOK OUT OHIO IS BACK IN BUSINESS AND WILL GENERATE MORE REVENUES WITH THE OLD OHIO HERD QUALITY AND QUANITY ,AND GUESS WHAT MAYBE MORE YOUTH WILL BECOME INVOLVED

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JoshBrown

Dec-03-13 11:22 AM

I tried hunting once but it didn't go well the farmer got upset whe I hit one of cows with my car.

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thegreek

Dec-03-13 2:56 PM

Redarrow7 that is exactly right in my part of the county. Area hunters here have killed only 2 in youth season and saw vert little. I also agree the new "sit at your computer and check your deer in" idea is a poachers dream. Used to be the game warden at the checking station kept everyone honest by asking what weapon you used etc. There was actually a deer here shot with a high powered rifle during bow season and they stuck an arrow with a broadhead in the wood bed of their old truck and the gamewarden tried to pull it out. Also, farmers do get almost unlimited permits to kill deer by claiming crop damage. The state should just reimburse them since the state owns the animals..

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thegreek

Dec-03-13 6:22 PM

Penn Township Ohio. Yeah, the honest people will tag them but the others will kill one to explain the deer blood on their truck, buy another tag to hunt on and then kills 7 or 8 deer.

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hunted1

Dec-03-13 7:07 PM

From what I have seen during 15 bow hunting days, and 2 gun hunting days, the deer population is way down. Keep letting the landowners kill whatever they want, and the coyotes will get the rest, andthose of us that love to hunt and eat venison, will throw in the towel. Ohio will lose revenue, and many business will suffer from lack of hunters. I say 1 deer per hunter unless you draw a second tag, lottery style only. Hunters are a becoming more scarce already, than the whitetail. And give us back our 2 day extended gun season, that muzzleloader season in October is a Joke!

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feedspeople

Dec-03-13 8:13 PM

redarrow why are cars hitting deer everyday in every county and as for crop permitt a farmers have alot of money in there crops and deer do more damage then people think sorry

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feedspeople

Dec-03-13 8:13 PM

redarrow why are cars hitting deer everyday in every county and as for crop permitt a farmers have alot of money in there crops and deer do more damage then people think sorry

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REDARROW7

Dec-04-13 10:47 AM

JUST BECAUSE DEER ARE GETTING HIT BY CARS DOESN'T MEAN THERE IS A BUNCH OF THEM . IT MEANS THE LAW OF AVERAGE EXPIRED ON THAT DEER , LET ONE OF YOUR COWS OUT ( JUST ONE ) AND EVENTUALLY IT WILL GET HIT , I HAVE A FRIEND WHO WILL VOUCH TO THAT , DOES THAT MEAN THAT ONE COW IS TOO MANY , MAYBE WE SHOULD GET A NUISANCE PERMIT AND SHOOT YOUR COWS WELL HECK WE WILL EVEN PAY FOR OUR TAG , LIKE WE ALWAYS HAVE 24.00 PER DEER / 19.00 FOR A HUNTING LICENSE NO OFFENCE TO THE FARMERS , I GREW UP ON A FARM AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE IMPORTANT PART OF MY BEGINNING HUNTING EXPERIENCE WAS THE TIME SPENT ON THE PORCH SWING WITH MY FARMING NEIGHBOR LISTENING TO THE MANY PAST STORIES OF HIS LIFE , BACK THEN THERE WASN'T A NEED FOR NUISANCE PERMITS BECAUSE THERE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD LOCAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LOCALS AND FARMERS AND THE HUNTERS MANAGED THE DEER , I MISS THAT PORCH SWING WITH THE FARMER IT SEEMS NOW THAT IT IS HARD TO GET PERMISSION TO HUNT , BUT EASY TO GET NUISANCE PERMITS

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REDARROW7

Dec-04-13 11:09 AM

It seems that the hunters have taken a back seat to the insurance companies. I don't understand as i write and gather input from many forums in ohio's sports forum and the majority of the hunters are seeing very low deer populations,how can the ODOW still claim that the herd density is so high , are they afield in the real woods like we are , as we spend millions of dollars each year are we ever going to have an influence on putting the great buckeye state's deer herd back in order. I have seen a big decrease in hunters this year, and when polled the majority of the hunters all say the population is too low and not huntable anymore, granted if your are in that honey hole that still has a good population feel lucky. I am very concerned for the future if this continues , i love the outdoors and want to continue the heritage thru out my generation and the generations after that. GodBless Redarrow7

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feedspeople

Dec-05-13 10:47 AM

i can walk outside about any time of the day and see deer im not going with numbers down as for less hunters people can't get away from work as easy any more takes more money to live on you wouldn't like if your garden was destroyed by deer and a garden don't cost that much this argument could go on for ever no one will win

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feedspeople

Dec-05-13 10:47 AM

i can walk outside about any time of the day and see deer im not going with numbers down as for less hunters people can't get away from work as easy any more takes more money to live on you wouldn't like if your garden was destroyed by deer and a garden don't cost that much this argument could go on for ever no one will win

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thegreek

Dec-05-13 11:26 AM

Not trying to win any arguments here. Just pointing out an opinion. I think it really depends on the area you are in and the amount of crop damage permits issued in that area.

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ea333555

Dec-06-13 3:13 PM

The new check-in regulations are bad for Ohio. I am almost strictly a bow hunter. I've heard more gun shots during bow season since the new check-in laws than I hear during gun season.

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