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Post subject: Rifles approved for Oh deer hunting during gun season story
Post Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:47 am
Rifles approved for Ohio deer hunting during gun season: Outdoor Notes ... _deer.html

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rifles firing straight-walled cartridges were approved by theOhio Wildlife Council for use in this year's Ohio deer gun season. The council also approved deer bag limit reductions in 44 of 88 counties and removed bobcats from the Ohio threatened species list.

The 27 different calibers of cartridges have been allowed for handgun hunting during the weeklong deer gun season. Muzzleloading rifles and shotguns firing rifled slugs are also legal in the Buckeye deer woods during the gun season.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife proposal was driven by the Buckeye Firearms Association, which wanted to provide additional gun-hunting opportunities for sportsmen. BFA officials had pointed out the rifles firing straight-walled cartridges have less recoil, are lighter in weight for both youth and older hunters and are more accurate than pistols firing the same cartridges.

Indiana allowed rifles firing pistol cartridges several years ago, without incident. It is expected the new rule will increase sales of the newly-approved rifles and straight-walled ammunition in Ohio.

The deer hunting seasons for 2014-2015 are:
Deer Archery - Sept. 27-Feb. 1
Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader - Oct. 11-12
Youth Deer Gun - Nov. 22-23
Deer Gun - Dec. 1-7
Statewide Deer Muzzloader - Jan. 2-5

The annual bag limits have been changed from zones to county-by-county bag limits. Bag limits were reduced in 44 counties, increased in five counties and remained the same in 39 counties. See the state deer map at

The most liberal zones allowing four deer to be killed each season are in Northeast Ohio (Lake, Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Stark and Mahoning counties), Southwest Ohio (Montgomery, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties) and Delaware and Franklin counties in Central Ohio. Only one antlered deer can legally be killed each season.

The upcoming small game seasons are:
Squirrel - Sept. 1-Jan. 31
Ruffed Grouse - Oct. 11-Jan. 31
Youth Small Game - Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2
Cottontail Rabbit - Nov. 7-Feb. 28
Ring-necked Pheasant - Nov. 7-Jan. 4
Bobwhite Quail - Nov. 7-Nov. 30
Wild Turkey - Oct. 13-Nov. 30

The furbearer hunting and trapping seasons for fox, raccoon, skunk, opossum and weasel are Nov. 10-Jan. 13. Beaver and river otter trapping is allowed from Dec. 26-Feb. 28.

The early Canada goose, mourning dove, rail, moorhen, snipe, woodcock and waterfowl seasons are set in August. The 2015 spring turkey season is April 20-May 17, with the youth season April 18-19.

There is no closed season for coyote hunting. Woodchuck hunting is only closed during the deer gun season.

If People do their best what else is there?

Then said he unto them, But now, He that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garmet, and buy one
Luke 22:36
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