Shoot straight and be safe. OHIO'S YOUTH DEER-GUN SEASON SET FOR NOVEMBER 20-21 COLUMBUS, OH - Ohios second annual youth deer-gun season will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Our first youth deer-gun season was a tremendous success, said Steven A. Gray, chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife. We received many favorable comments on last years inaugural youth season and I hope a lot of young hunters will take advantage of this popular hunt. More than 5,000 deer were killed by hunters age 17 and under during the 2003 two-day season. Over 15,000 young hunters are expected to participate in the upcoming youth hunt. The youth deer-gun season is open statewide on both private and public land. Hunters may take one deer of either sex during this season, in accordance with existing bag and deer-zone limits. Plugged shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns and bows are legal. All participants must wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and deer permit, and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult in the field. All other regularly scheduled hunting seasons will continue during the two-day youth season. However, other hunters, including deer-archery hunters, are required to wear hunter orange during this period. This year, Ohios regular deer-gun season runs November 29 through December 5. Details regarding Ohio's various hunting seasons, including those exclusively for young hunters, can be found in the 2004-2005 Ohio Hunting Regulations or by visiting ohiodnr.com on the Internet.