Outdoors briefs, Feb. 7

Science day scheduled

Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., is planning a science day 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 17 featuring physics.

Students can make a balloon hovercraft, make a marble roller coaster, study the laws of motion, see what happens to colliding marbles and maybe even make a pop can move without touching it.

Cost is $1. Scholarships are available.

To register, call Sister Shirley at (419) 448-7485 at least three days in advance.

Seneca County deer kills total 1,641

When deer-archery season ended Sunday, closing all deer hunting for the season, Seneca County hunters had totaled 1,641 deer, a decrease of 282 from 1,923 the previous season.

Statewide, hunters checked 191,459 white-tailed deer, a decrease of 27,451 from last year’s total of 218,910.

Numbers were similar in neighboring counties: Crawford, 1,033 (1,236); Hancock, 908 (1,338); Huron, 2,139 (2,298); Sandusky, 773 (794); Wood, 729 (863); and Wyandot, 1,410 (1,670).

According to Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Chief Scott Zody, the decline was expected. It follows several years of liberal bag limits and deer regulations, which helped bring the population closer to target levels.

Youth turkey drawing March 15

A drawing is to take place March 15 at the Lake La Su An Wildlife Area headquarters for youth interested in turkey hunting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Youth ages 17 and younger may participate.

Lake La Su An Wildlife Area headquarters is at 09-455 CR R, Pioneer. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and continues until the drawing at 10 a.m. Youth hunters must possess a valid hunting license to register.

For more information, call (419) 485-9092.