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  1. Politics
    Why has no one lobbied Mr. Trump for hunter things. First day of deer season national holiday, first day of gun season the same. Maybe ask him for more buck tags allowed and more public land to hunt. O how about nighttime hunting for stubborn bucks, thats a movement i could get behind. There has...
  2. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    With the rut kicking in, and the weather getting colder deer movement is really picking up. What times of the day, and what areas( fields or woods), are we seeing deer?
  3. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    There are many forms and discussions out there about how to get deer to come out during the daytime and for the most part things like mock scraps, rattling, hunting in doe bedding areas do work. But what tricks do you have for when they just aren't making the deer budge? Some deer, usually the...
  4. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    The deer are going to start moving. Lets start a play by play for the prerut, rut, and post rut. If you're in the woods or have been in the woods what are you seeing, is rattling working, grunt calls, doe estrous, etc. Lets make this a 1 stop shop we can all use to see what the deer are doing.
  5. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Many hunters will go straight to their tree stands when the rut begins but is this really the best place to go? Hunter's with decoys or hunting food sources often will go to the fields to catch a deer chasing and challenge him to a fight. Which is your personal favorite and why?
  6. Whitetail Deer Management
    So while many people out there say to thin the heard on does before the rut not many say how many. With the rut coming up what is a good ratio you go by?
  7. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    In the spring I am going to set up a few food plots. I am aware there are many options out there for plot seeding but i have recently read that apple trees and fruit trees are the best value for food plots becuase of the year to year return and not having to go there and maintain. I see the...
  8. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    For plots Apple trees seem to be king, but what are some other options deer like for fruit trees? And are they hard to maintain?
  9. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I have been a life long hunter. For the last 20 years very little has changed in October and November. You could always count on when the prerut would happen and the rut every year. The last few years though this seems to have changed. Has anyone else noticed the prerut seems to be much later in...
  10. Deer Camp Talk
    I live near the town of New concord. St route 40 runs to the highway 5 miles from there. 4 out of the 5 miles is heavily trafficed by deer at all times of the night. There is very little lighting and almost no fencing or anything to deter deer from going on the road. With deer movement picking...
  11. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Hello all, I’m new to the forums here but not to hunting. My brother, father and I are looking to hike into Shawnee State Forest, do some primitive camping and hunt some whitetail deer during muzzleloader coming up. We all know this isn’t an easy place to hunt, which is the biggest appeal. I’ve...
  12. New User Introductions
    Hello all, I’m new to the forums here but not to hunting. My brother, father and I are looking to hike into Shawnee State Forest, do some primitive camping and hunt some whitetail deer during muzzleloader coming up. We all know this isn’t an easy place to hunt, which is the biggest appeal. I’ve...
  13. Ohio Bowhunting
    Hello All, Been on here for 10 years and meet a few of you. I am going to post these because I wish at 18 I would have consumed content that was real. I got tricked by the industry - i thought products killed deer, that is not the case. We hunt public ground and the biggest asset is gas...
  14. OhioSportsman.com Outing Forum
    Come join us at our Annual banquet on 08/19/2017 at the American Legion in Westerville Oh (393 E College Ave. Westerville, OH 43081) The doors open at 5:30pm. We will have lots of great items for raffle and auction. Your meal is included with the price of your tickets. Tickets start at $65 for...
  15. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I'm looking for land to lease to hunt deer, will consider large or small tracts of land, please let me know of any available. Willing to manage the land and plant food plots or do necessary work Thanks!
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