Ohio deer-gun season kicks off today. Here’s what you need to know.

Gun season kicks off today for hunters across the state.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that between 250 to 350 thousand hunters will be out this week.

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“It’s a rich tradition,” said Mike Adlesh, Cabela’s store manager. “Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans go out every year at this time.”

For those who plan on hunting this season, there are a few new state rules to be aware of.

If a hunter is bringing in antlers, they have to have a clean skull plate.

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Hunters who go out of state should note that they are not allowed to bring a complete carcass back into Ohio.

The statewide deer bag limit is six — with only one antlered deer — but bag limits vary in each county, so check for that information on your county’s website.

Also, if hunters plan on using a gun, they are required to wear orange.

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Deer hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes past sunrise.

Ohio deer-gun season lasts through Dec. 2.

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