Ohio's Annual Shotgun Deer Hunt Under Way

Nov 26, 2018

Hunters decked out in bright orange started dotting Ohio fields and forests Monday, the first day of the state’s annual shotgun deer hunt.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the first deer-gun season runs through Sunday, Dec. 2. Another two-day hunt will be held December 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.

Deer hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset for all deer hunting seasons.

Ohio's archery season for hunting white-tailed deer began Sept. 29 and continues through Feb. 3, 2019.

More Ohio hunting information can be found at wildohio.gov.