Deer hunters in Ohio had another successful weekend during Ohio's extra gun weekend in its 2023 two-day deer hunting season. 

In total, Ohio hunters checked 15,469 deer during the weekend hunting period this year. The top to counties this year include:

- Coshocton (534)

- Tuscawaras (505)

- Ashtabula (470)

- Carroll (414)

- Knox (412)

- Muskingum (410)

- Licking (392)

- Holmes (359)

- Ashland (359)

- Guernsey (348)

Meanwhile in the Valley, Columbiana County saw the highest harvest numbers with hunters checking 340 deer, Trumbull wasn't far behind with 279 and Mahoning County hunters checked 152 this weekend.

Hunters checked 4,408 bucks (29% of the harvest), 9,130 does (59%) and 1,639 button bucks (11%). Bucks with shed antlers and bucks with antlers less than three inches long accounted for 1%, which equates to 292 deer.

9,586 deer were taken with straight-walled cartridge rifles, accounting for 62% of the harvest. Additionally, 30% of successful hunters used shotguns, 5% used muzzleloaders, 2% used archery equipment and 1% used handguns.

Following this weekend, Ohio gun hunters have checked a total of 96,136 deer this year including 10,039 checked by youth hunters between November 18 and 19.

Archery hunters harvested 89,823 deer through December 17, bringing the season total for all implements to 185,959 deer.

Those still looking to harvest a deer can still take part in the ongoing archery season, which lasts until Sunday, February 4, or the state's muzzleloader season between January 6 and 9.