• Ohio's Dwindling Deer

    by Published on 03-01-2012 12:09 PM     Number of Views: 826 

    2007 EHD Counties Confirmed.

    Adams
    Athens
    Brown
    Clermont
    Columbiana
    Fairfield
    Gallia
    Guernsey
    Highland
    Hocking
    Jackson
    Lawrence
    Licking
    Madison
    Meigs
    Monroe
    Morgan
    Muskingum
    Noble
    Perry
    Pike
    Ross
    Scioto
    Vinton
    Washington


    2007 Suspected - Not Confirmed

    Belmont
    Butler
    Hamilton
    Harrison
    Jefferson
    Pickaway
    Tuscarawas
    Union
    Warren

    EHD General Information:

    EHD does not affect humans, nor impact the safety of consumed deer.
    EHD is caused by the bite of an infected midge and once there has been a hard freeze, the insects die off for the winter, eliminating new cases of EHD.
    Most significant disease of white-tailed deer in the United States
    Virus identified and described in 1955 in NJ.
    Enzootic to Southeastern United States.
    Outbreaks often associated with drought.
    Can result in high deer mortality in some areas.

    EHD Symptoms:

    Symptoms vary depending on virulence of the virus and resistance of the deer.
    Animals may appear feverish
    Have pronounced ...
    by Published on 02-07-2012 10:11 AM  Number of Views: 1018 

    COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife announced that 219,698 deer were taken during Ohio's 2011-12 hunting season, compared to 239,379 in the 2010-11 season. The top three counties with the highest number of deer taken this season were: Coshocton, Licking and Tuscarawas.

    Hunters showed support for the two new methods of game-reporting that were made available this year. Since deer season began on Sept. 24, 2011, 44 percent of hunters called in their numbers, 36 percent reported their numbers online and 20 percent traveled to a license agent’s location to report their game.

    Ohio's first modern day deer-gun season opened in 1943 in three counties, and hunters reported 168 ...
    by Published on 01-09-2012 02:15 PM

    ...