Ohio’s firearm season for white-tailed deer opened on Dec. 2 and is set to close Dec. 8. Opening day harvest numbers were more than 20 percent lower than those reported for the 2012 opener. Hunters checked 22,620 deer on opening day of the current seven-day gun season, down from the 29,297 that were checked on opening day of the previous year.
In the northwest area of the state, the same trend played out overall on opening day, with harvest totals down pretty much across the board. Brian Reinhart bagged this nice 15-pointer near Sycamore on the third day of gun season.