How Many Deer Does a “Typical” Hunter Harvest?
Many hunters wonder how many deer an average hunter harvests in a year. Perhaps they wonder how they compare to other hunters. Maybe they wonder about Ohio’s deer management strategy.
The truth is many hunters do not harvest a deer every year. About one third of Ohio’s deer hunters kill a deer in any year. So, you are not alone if you didn’t bag a buck or doe this year.
This past season, 157,726 people successfully killed a deer. Of those hunters, almost 73%, or 114,789 people, harvested just one deer. About 19% killed two deer, followed by 5.4% killing three, 1.8% taking four, 0.57% taking five, and a mere 0.29% harvesting six or more deer.
See the graphs below for more details.