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Number of deer bagged by Ohio hunters falls, state says drop expected as limits take effect
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, February 3, 2014 5:43 PM EST
The state is attributing a large drop in the number of deer bagged by Ohio hunters to the effect of liberal bag limits in past years meant to bring down the number of deer.
The state says deer populations in nearly all Ohio counties were above target levels in the past but those numbers have been brought closer to lower goals thanks to increased harvests.
Division of Wildlife Chief Scott Zody says this year's harvest indicates the state is on track to maintain a high-quality deer herd.