Post by bowhunter836 on Jan 31, 2016 19:11:36 GMT -5
It was taken during the ohio youth season which is the 3rd weekend in November! We sat all day Saturday and seen lots of does and a few decent bucks sunday was colder we had been sitting all day with out much activity about 3pm a few does started coming out and out of nowhere a doe come running across the field towards us with her mouth hanging open I told my son get ready theres a buck chasing her and sure enough hot on her here he come he came trotting across the field stopped broadside @ 125yrds and he put the hammer to him! That hunt has been really good for him 4 outa 5 seasons he has taken a good buck that 1 is the biggest! He hunts hard sitting all day and practices shooting alot also he always seems to carry some luck with him we seen that buck the afternoon before the youth season started chasing does in a field 2 miles from where he shot it
Nice! All great deer and you can sure be proud of your son's success. And keep him involved in the outdoors; hunting, shooting and fishing, and you'll have less worry about him getting involved in "problem" activities. Keep up the good work.
Eastern Ohio has some decent public lands though they might be broken up sections.Wayne National Forest has some good hardwoods.Different areas seem to be hunted harder than others,but I believe some of this is due to the area being familiar to some hunters.There are a couple places in northern Monroe county that are not too heavily hunted.I do not hunt these very often,as I have private land to hunt on,but I go past these areas and never see but a few vehicles on any given day.There are some nice bucks to be had.Hope this helps anyone who decides to venture this way.Best of hunting to all.
Post by bowhunter836 on Jun 24, 2016 17:24:03 GMT -5
I used to hunt in Hocking county on state land alot 10yrs ago and we always had luck tagging P&Y bucks! Then articles started popping up in all the outdoors magazines about SE ohio & we seen a huge jump in hunters! Not to say there's not good spots that have great deer because there are! I just cant deal with scouting all year just to find a stand 50yrds from mine on opening day or getting in your stand a hour before light just to have a hunter come through with his flash light dragging a scent wick behind him at first light! So I made the decision to leave the state land that I had a real connection to and I still miss hunting that tract of forest to hunt my friends farmland I have always had a passion for hunting big forest versus sitting on a field and as the years go by I find myself hunting more farmland to find quality hunting and hunters that respect others! Just my opinion
we have been planning a trip to Ohio, I have a friend that has hunted Ohio a couple of times. He said that there are a bunch of places with too many hunters. Does anyone have a favorite spot? I am pretty lucky I get to hunt in western KY at my in-laws, and there are some pretty big bodied deer there, but their antlers are not that great. I killed a 210lbs field dressed deer there last year. I still would like to try Ohio