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  1. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    This picture was taken last week at a small property that I hunt. I just wanted your guys' opinions on how many points this deer has. I can't tell if it's an even 10 with the drop tine on the left, or if it's a nine pointer with the drop tine on the left. The tine in question would be 2nd from...
  2. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Good Morning All. Took the morning off from hunting, pretty frustrated with my hunts so far this year. I’m new to ag land, I’m used to hunting big timber blocks with no major food sources. With standing beans and corn everywhere around me, I’m having trouble keying in on major deer sign. I...
  3. Reloading, Target Shooting, and Firearms
    Anyone have any remington 870, 20 ga, screw in chokes around. Got an 870 for the grandaughter for deer hunting and not sure whats in the gun. Probly need an improved cylinder or cylinder, lmk what ya have and are you willing to ship. Thanks, Mike
  4. Ohio Bowhunting
    Hello, My name is Drew. I am new to the site so if I am posting something in the wrong place let me know. I've been deer hunting for the past two years, and am looking to go in a new direction. I am currently attending ONU in Ada Ohio, and was wondering if anyone had any tips for land access...
  5. Reloading, Target Shooting, and Firearms
    Bought a 20 ga Remington 870 for the granddaughter. Anyone know of a gunsmith in the northern middle of the state that can drill and tap the receiver for a rail mount ? I know I can get a side plate mount but don't want to go that route. Also, anywhere else in Ohio could be considered, thanks...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I put together a brief video on off-season scouting. There's not a lot of Super useful information for seasoned hunters, but there's always something to learn, and it's great for new hunters or beginners. Give it a look when you get a chance..............and get out in the woods!
  17. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    What are some tips for setting up a trail camera on public land? I have a few potential places that I would like to setup a trail camera on public land. These locations are very far from where most hunters would go so I'm not concerned about the camera getting stolen. One of the locations runs...
  18. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Anyone ever whitetail hunt Stonelick State Park? How did you do? We hunted there this evening and found some pretty big trails with lots of fresh tracks and hunted around them. Didn’t see any deer though.
  19. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I recently started hunting a property up in Brown county. It's roughly ~70 acres. Unfortunately, most of the property is cow pasture with horses and cattle running around. Any advice on how to best hunt this property given I can't throw out any corn, mineral licks, etc? I've tried and it all...
  20. Ohio Bowhunting
    Nice hoyt for sale. Bought a new Hoyt earlier in year so I don't need two .28" in draw 60-70 lb. Comes with cbe sniper 4pin sight with lighted option. Rip cord arrow rest . Shot plenty of deer with it, it is small and compact and quiet .I don't know how to post pics on here so you can either...
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