Ohio -(Ammoland.com)- Hunters will have their first opportunity to pursue white-tailed deer when archery season opens on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Deer hunters should be aware of certain changes when purchasing permits before heading into the field this year.
Ohio’s 2015-2016 deer seasons include:
- Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 7, 2016
- Youth gun: Nov. 21-22
- Gun: Nov. 30-Dec. 6 and Dec. 28-Dec. 29
- Muzzleloader: Jan. 9-12, 2016
The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations through a combination of regulatory and programmatic changes. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.
Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were well above their target numbers. In the last few years, through increased harvests, dramatic strides have been made in many counties to bring those populations closer toward their goal. Once a county’s deer population is near goal, harvest regulations are adjusted to maintain the population.
Since most counties are near their target levels, antlerless permit use …read more