COLUMBUS Ohio's popular deer-gun season will again run an additional weekend, Dec. 15 and 16, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The extra days were added beginning in 2006 in response to comments received from hunters for more weekend time to hunt.
"These two additional weekend days were a great success last year and were helpful to us in meeting our deer management goals," said David M. Graham, chief of the Division of Wildlife.
So far this season, hunters have taken 53,982 deer during the first six weeks of the statewide archery season, which began Sept. 30 and continues through Feb. 3. The special youth season, held Nov. 17 and 18, resulted in young hunters bagging a record 10,515 deer.