Seven west-central Ohio counties are proposed to move from deer Zone A to Zone B, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties would make the transition from Zone A to Zone B. Also, Madison County would move from Zone B to Zone A.
Seneca County would remain in Zone B.
Also proposed, antlerless deer permits no longer could be used the first week of deer gun season in Zone C. The antlerless permits would be valid until Nov. 25 in all three zones, which would be a return to regulations adopted in 2007.
A statewide hearing is to take place at 9 a.m. March 8 at the Division of Wildlife's District One office, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus. After considering public input, the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on the proposed rules and season dates during its April 4 meeting.