OHIO

Deer Forecast 2003

Outdoor Life Online Editor

Everything's in place for another strong harvest in 2003, following the state record harvest of 204,000 deer last year, although the southeastern three-deer bag was dropped to two. The mix of forests and agriculture in the east-central region (Coshocton, Knox, Licking and Muskingum counties) provides the necessary cover and food for mature bucks. Western Ohio produces big-bodied deer. Contact: Department of Natural Resources (614-265-6300; www.dnr.state.oh.us).

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