- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say hunters checked more than 175,000 deer during Ohio’s 2014-2015 deer hunting seasons.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters checked 175,745 deer during all 2014-2015 hunting seasons. The archery season for deer hunting closed Sunday.

The number of deer checked was down from more than 191,000 the previous season.

The state says the decreased number of deer reflects the effectiveness of deer management efforts. Bag limits were reduced in 46 counties prior to the 2014-2015 deer hunting season. Antlerless permits were eliminated in 29 counties.

Deer population goals will be revised this summer through a random survey of hunters and farmers.



The Ohio county that reported the most checked deer during the 2014-2015 seasons was Coshocton with more than 5,700.

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