The extreme cold that moved across the state during the final two days of the season did not deter some hunters as more than 3,800 deer were checked on Monday and Tuesday.
Counties reporting the highest number of deer checked during the 2014 muzzleloader season include: Guernsey (652), Coshocton (630), Muskingum (593), Tuscarawas (592), Belmont (561), Harrison (513), Licking (511), Athens (485), Jefferson (472) and Carroll (458).
Huron County hunters havested 150 deer, down from last year's total of 177.
Muzzleloaders are traditional hunting implements that emphasize accuracy and the value of the first shot. The popularity of muzzleloading rifles for hunting and target shooting continues to grow. Types of muzzleloaders include flintlock, percussion cap, in-line percussion and muzzleloading shotgun. Hunting is the best and most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio's healthy deer population. Hunters have harvested more than 185,000 deer so far in the 2013-2014 hunting seasons. Ohio's deer-archery season is open through Sunday, Feb. 2. Click her to continue reading