OHIO'S YOUTH DEER-GUN SEASON SET FOR NOVEMBER 20-21
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio’s second annual youth deer-gun season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
“Our first youth deer-gun season was a tremendous success,” said Steven A. Gray, chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “We received many favorable comments on last year’s inaugural youth season and I hope a lot of young hunters will take advantage of this popular hunt.”
More than 5,000 deer were killed by hunters age 17 and under during the 2003 two-day season. Over 15,000 young hunters are expected to participate in the upcoming youth hunt.
The youth deer-gun season is open statewide on both private and public land. Hunters may take one deer of either sex during this season, in accordance with existing bag and deer-zone limits. Plugged shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns and bows are legal. All participants must wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and deer permit, and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult in the field.
All other regularly scheduled hunting seasons will continue during the two-day youth season. However, other hunters, including deer-archery hunters, are required to wear hunter orange during this period.
This year, Ohio’s regular deer-gun season runs November 29 through December 5. Details regarding Ohio's various hunting seasons, including those exclusively for young hunters, can be found in the 2004-2005 Ohio Hunting Regulations or by visiting ohiodnr.com on the Internet.
yep my son and i will be out saturday moring we will be hunting in ottawa county same spot i took him last year we had a ten point walk up to us in the fog 30 yds away but inside the blind there was a hole alot of shakin going on(buck fever i think) the buck picked us up and he was gone good news is now hes a 12 point hopefully sat will be his day
Well ... how did everyone do? Anybody here successful with the youth hunt?
One of the kids on a neighboring property took a 7 pointer that I have seen several times and have pics of. It was the boy's first deer. He was pretty proud.
YOUNG HUNTERS ENJOY ANOTHER OUTSTANDING
OHIO YOUTH-DEER GUN SEASON
COLUMBUS, OH - Young hunters across Ohio took 6,673 deer on Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, during the state's second annual youth deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
“Many young hunters are getting the chance to take their first deer during the youth season. This hunt will be a great memory for the rest of their lives,” said Steven A. Gray, chief of the Division of Wildlife.
The Division of Wildlife estimated 15,000 young hunters took to the field during the two-day season. Counties reporting the greatest number of deer killed for that time were Tuscarawas (263), Holmes (222), Guernsey (210), Coshocton (209), and Ross (190). This year’s total was 28 percent above the 2003 numbers, when young hunters took 5,208 deer during the same time period.
The youth deer-gun season was open statewide on both private and public land. Hunters could take one deer of either sex, in accordance with existing bag and deer-zone limits. Shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns and bows were legal. All participants were required to wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and special deer permit, and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.
The youth deer-gun season is one of four special youth-only dates designed to promote the sport of hunting among young Ohioans. Special days are also set aside for upland game, wild turkey, and waterfowl hunting opportunities for people age 17 and under.
“The kids participating are experiencing conservation first hand. They are the center of attention on the hunt and they receive one-on-one mentoring from their parents or adult guide,” Gray added.
Youngsters and all other hunters will have another chance at taking a whitetail during next week’s statewide deer-gun season, which runs Monday through Sunday, November 29-Deecember 5.
Details on youth hunting seasons and Ohio’s other deer hunting seasons can be found in the 2004-2005 Ohio Hunting Regulations, available where licenses are sold. It can also be viewed online at ohiodnr.com
friday night at 4:50pm my son shot a nice buck it would have been a nice 8 point but it was hit by a car last week and it broke the right side off and the left brow tine also it was blind in one eye will post pics when i get them