Relief may be available for landowners suffering damage to their crops, gardens or ornamental trees because of deer. Deer damage control permits are available outside of Ohio’s hunting season (and occasionally during) to those who document damage caused by deer….
Under a new proposal, disease surveillance areas could be established when chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild or captive deer.
Saying it needs a healthier deer herd, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reducing deer bag limits for 2015-2016 and limiting the availability of deer damage permits to certain times of the year.
A reduction in bag limits and antlerless permit use, as well as a shift in the youth season during the 2015-2016 hunting seasons, were among regulations proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 11,…
The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was recently documented in Ohio in a captive deer herd in Holmes County. There is no evidence the disease has affected the state’s wild deer population. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Senior Director of Policy Outreach Dr. Leah Dorman met with state officials to talk about Ohio’s first case of the disease. She’s compiled a list of some frequently asked questions about CWD and suggestions for deer hunters when they dress the animals.
In 2011, more than 22,000 Ohio drivers saw, up close, what a deer in the headlights really looks like.