Youth hunters take nearly 5,000 deer during state hunt

Ohio’s young hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions over the weekend and checked 4,958 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

During last year’s youth gun season, 5,930 white-tailed deer were checked.

Rain on Saturday and chilly temperatures Sunday provided challenges for this year’s season.

Youth hunters could pursue deer with a legal shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun or specific straight-walled cartridge rifle and were required to be accompanied by a non-hunting adult during the two-day season.

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