COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says young hunters harvested more than 6,400 deer last weekend during the two-day youth gun season.
Youth checked about 200 fewer deer than last year. In the county-level totals, Coshocton, Tuscarawas and Holmes counties had the most deer downed.
The young hunters had to be accompanied by adults and were allowed to use shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns or certain straight-walled cartridge rifles.
The state also has special youth seasons for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl to give young hunters an early jump on those targets.
Ohio's deer-gun season for hunters of all ages begins Monday and runs through Dec. 7.