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Hunters claim fewer deer in Mahoning Valley as season opens

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

Hunters in the Mahoning Valley bagged fewer deer on opening day of Ohio's deer-gun hunting season compared to one year ago.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported on Tuesday that hunters in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties checked 1,012 deer on Monday.

The same three counties reported 1,155 deer on opening day 2015.

This year, 425 deer were harvested in Trumbull County, 419 in Columbiana County, and 168 in Mahoning County on the first day.

Hunters throughout the state checked a total of 18,776 white-tailed deer on day one.

Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 4.

Two additional days of deer-gun season (Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18) are available for people to hunt with firearms.

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