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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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