Deer hunters and members of the media can keep up with Ohio’s deer harvest numbers throughout the season at

The deer harvest report will be posted each Wednesday by noon throughout the hunting season. Each report will compare the total harvest for the same number of hunting days for each year. The report will include deer killed by longbow, crossbow, shotgun, handgun and muzzleloader.

The value of the new reports will be realized most during the early archery season. The early archery harvest tends to be a very good predictor of how the rest of the seasons will fare, assuming weather conditions are average.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife will continue to issue press releases on the traditional season comparisons. The direct link to the website is

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