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Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Ohio Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Ohio's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Ohio's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 188029 deer with 76389 bucks and 111640 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Ohio's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Ohio's deer habitat is 5.38 deer per square mile with 2.17 bucks per square mile and 3.2 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerOhio HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks763892.17
Anterless 1116403.2
Total1880295.38

Ohio Whitetail Deer Habitat

Ohio's total land area is 41306 square miles. This includes 6059 square miles of urbanized areas, 485 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Ohio is comprised of 34665 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest12755
Grassland5229
Crops16125
Wetland390
Shrubland166
Total Habitat34665

Ohio Deer Hunting by County

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