Oregon man among 3 deer hunters killed during weeklong season

<font size="2">A obituary for Jacob Karamol says the Oregon resident loved to hunt.</font>

A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has identified 21-year-old Jacob Karamol of Oregon as one of three deer hunters killed last week.

The deaths are the first since 2009 and are all believed to have been accidental shootings, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Karamol was killed Dec. 3 in Fulton County. The other two hunters died the day before in Coshocton County and Gallia County.

The 21-year-old's Facebook page shows images of the Oregon resident hunting on previous occasions including a trip to the Thorn Bottom Hunting Preserve in Grover Hill in November.

His obituary says that he loved fishing, hunting and motocross.

Officials also said, on Tuesday, that Ohio hunters checked 75,408 white-tailed deer during this year's gun season.

That number was down about 13 percent from last year.

Coshocton County led the way for the highest number of deer taken. Other top counties were Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Guernsey and Ashtabula.

(The AP contributed to this report)