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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ohio Deer Hunters See 14 Percent Kill Decline

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Even with the best of hunting weather on Saturday, Ohio’s 420,000 deer chasers couldn’t make up for all of the ground lost during the gun season’s first four weather-miserable days.

However, the deficit shrank from 39 percent on Opening Day, Nov. 28, to 17 percent on Friday, Dec. 2, to “only” 14 percent when the seven-day season concluded on Sunday.

In all, the state’s deer herd was trimmed by 90,282 animals. For the 2010, seven-day firearms deer-hunting season, sportsmen killed 105,034 deer.

Hunters “clearly took advantage of the weather” as the week progressed, though the total deer killed numbers don’t reflect significant gains when compared to Saturday, 2010, said Mike Tonkovich, the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s deer management administrator.

On Saturday, Ohio’s deer hunters checked in 16,677 animals compared 16,463 deer taken on the gun season’s lone Saturday in 2010.

“While other factors may have been at work, it is clear that extreme weather – good or bad – on key harvest days can have a significant impact on the bottom line,” Tonkovich said. “I do have to say - on speculation only - that more hunters were out on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday than usual; likely people who were hunting locally and not traveling to a deer camp. With tags in their pocket, guys are going to find a way to fill them.”

Hunters still have a weekend of firearms deer hunting season left; Dec. 17 and 18. Weather-determining this hunt could yield a kill of around 20,000 animals.


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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 08:40 PM
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Extremely liberal doe harvest over the past 5 years.
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ohio is on a mission much like pa. reduce thier deer herd. a second weekend of shotgun hunting was added. more liberal doe tags. now the dnr is talking about a week long doe muzzloader season. sounds familiar huh. do some searches on ohio hunting forums, they are complaining about lack of deer too.
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I helped my taking my 9 point in Nov. My two buddies did not get one in OH this year.

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I just read where Iowa's harvest was down. Hunters complaining about not seeing the number of deer/bucks as in years past. Looks like a trend in several places

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Some will see such data as "deer hunters see 14 percent kill decline"

I see it as "86 % of hunters harvested a deer, this year as last year." 86 out of 100 hunters came out of the woods dragging a deer this year, as they did last year. Not necessarily all the same hunters, but many did it both years. And some will see the word "decline" and apply it to themselves, because they didn't harvest a deer, either year.
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Come on Mustang, you don't believe 86% of the hunters in Ohio killed a deer do you. There has never been a 100% success rate.




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Some will see such data as "deer hunters see 14 percent kill decline"

I see it as "86 % of hunters harvested a deer, this year as last year." 86 out of 100 hunters came out of the woods dragging a deer this year, as they did last year. Not necessarily all the same hunters, but many did it both years. And some will see the word "decline" and apply it to themselves, because they didn't harvest a deer, either year.
Read the numbers again.

90,282 deer killed. 420,000 hunters. So roughly 21% got deer. But some hunters probably got multiple deer, so the percentage of hunters who got a deer would probably be a little less than that. Call it 20%, i.e one hunter in five, roughly speaking, got a deer, and you'd probably be pretty close.

What are the comparable numbers in PA?
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