With deer bow hunting season already gone in Ohio, it is now time for those who love to hunt with small and big guns to take the lead. If you are already preparing for Monday, then you are on the right track. If you are not yet ready for the opening, this is the best time to get your tools in order.
Ohio’s modern day firearm deer hunting season begins Monday, November 26. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says guns can be used from just before sunrise to just after sunset through December 2. Ohio’s young hunters got the first crack at the deer herd in the two-day youth gun season November 17 and 18. Of the 6,563 deer taken that weekend, 12 were harvest by kids in Hamilton County.
The season, which started on Monday, November 26, 2018, will run through December 2, 2018.
A statement released on Cincinnati by an associated press shows that the second phase of the season will only run for two days.
A two-day season will be held Dec. 15-16. The statewide bag limit is six deer with only one antlered deer allowed regardless of location or method of take. Deer bag limits are determined by county and hunters cannot exceed a county’s bag limit.
So, if you will miss the first season, you can catch up with the two-day hunting period running between December 15 and December 16.
According to WLWT, the Ohio hunting season will help the relevant department to maintain a healthy population of dear in the region.
Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to ODNR. The deer-gun seasons run from Monday; Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 15-16.
The statewide bag limit is six deer with only one antlered deer allowed regardless of location or method of take. Deer bag limits are determined by county and hunters cannot exceed counties’ bag limit. Deer hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset for all deer hunting seasons.
However, there will only be a few minutes of hunting in the region, regardless of the dates of the season.
Unlike compound bow hunting season, gun hunting in this region won’t run for long. So, if you seriously want to get into game hunting, you shouldn’t miss the Monday opening, at least.