COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three Ohio deer hunters were killed during the weeklong gun season — the first killed since 2009.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says two hunters were killed Dec. 2, in Coshocton County, east of Columbus, and Gallia County in southern Ohio. The third fatality was the next day in Fulton County, west of Toledo.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1bTuNXk ) reports that all were believed to be accidental shootings.
Officials said Ohio hunters checked 75,408 white-tailed deer during this year's gun season — down about 13 percent from last year.
Coshocton County led the way for the highest number of deer taken. Other top counties were Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Guernsey and Ashtabula.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com