Falling bonus weekend numbers
Ohio hunters harvested 9,392 deer during the Extra Rifle Hunting Weekend Dec. 18-19. Over the past three years, hunters have controlled an average of 12,734 deer in the same two-day period.
The top 10 counties for deer caught during the two-day gun season of 2021 are: Coshocton (307), Tuscarawas (287), Licking (256), Guernsey (236), Ashtabula (232), Knox (229), Carroll (220), Muskingum (219), Ashland (210) and Holmes (208). Tuscarawas County led the state in the 2020 Supplemental Rifle Hunting Weekend with 598 deer checked, while hunters captured 15,203 deer statewide.
Even though Holmes County ranked No.10, it was far from its three-year average of 310 recorded deer. In Ashland County, the number was 63 below its three-year average. In Wayne County, bonus weekend hunters recorded 133 white deer, down from the three-year average of 164.
After hunters had controlled 70,413 deer during the weeklong gun season, Nov. 29 to Dec. 31. 5, the total harvest in the 2021 rifle hunting season was 79,805 deer. Hunters have collected an average of 78,014 deer in the nine days of deer hunting over the past three years. In addition, young hunters harvested 7,634 deer during the two-day youth season, November 20-21, and archery hunters controlled 82,145 deer through Sunday December 19.
New year’s day shoot
The East Holmes Athletes’ Association will host a trap shot on Saturday starting at 8:30 am The first three hour prizes will be meat, with cash refunds thereafter.
The East Holmes Sports Association is located at 6781 Township Road 310, Millersburg. For more information call 330-204-3684 or 330-521-0874 or visit https://www.facebook.com/eastholmessc
Forest money for LP schools
Sixteen rural Ohio school districts and their corresponding counties and townships will share $ 1,579,111 of the timber harvest from Ohio State forests through the Trees to Textbooks program, which operates as part of the forestry division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
For the sale of lumber in the Mohican Forest, Ashland County received a check for $ 1,375, Hanover Township also received $ 1,375, and Loudonville-Perrysville School District received $ 2,750.
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