Hunters hit the Calhoun woods Monday, looking for their trophy buck.

The first day kill was down, with fewer hunters hitting the woods with a temperature over 70 degrees.

Monday evening, seven check stations reported a total of 212 deer killed, both buck and doe.

The deer checked in at all stations was mostly buck.

Last year on the first day, 367 buck and doe were killed.

Holbert's Store (Big Bend) reported 35 checked, with Matthew Dillon of Parkersburg killing a 10-pt and Joshua Jeffery of Ohio killing a 9-pt.

Speedy Mart (Arnoldsburg) reported 44 checked.

Pit Stop (Mt. Zion) reported 15 checked.

Cha-Tis (Grantsville) reported 26 checked.

Chloe Hardware (Chloe) reported 19 checked.

Parsons One-Stop (Pleasant Hill) reported 40 checked.

Siers Exxon (Stumptown) reported 33 checked.

In 2008, Calhoun's buck deer harvest set a record high for the past five years, according to WVDNR at 1,269.

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