OHIO

Deer Forecast 2002

Outdoor Life Online Editor

"We're going into the season with an all-time high of 575,000 whitetails," says biologist Mike Reynolds. In response, 24 counties in the southeast will have a three-deer limit. And Ohio's big-buck reputation should remain intact. "We have excellent habitat and a herd in tune with it," Reynolds says. "That's why we grow big deer."

Contact: ODW (740-664-2745; www.dnr.state.oh.us).

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