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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. 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...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Does anyone know when whitetail rut will be this year? I'm in Southern Ohio. Looking to get out on the weekend of November 3 and 4 and hoping that will be during rut.
  14. Ohio Bowhunting
    I'm 25 years old and I've been hunting hill country in Ross county near Paint Creek for 10 years now. It's where I started hunting and it's the only type of land I know how to hunt. EHD has hit my property and neighboring properties hard. From finding deer dead, hunting observation, and talking...
  15. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Hey guys I recently gained access to some private land in Harrison county, outside Cadiz Ohio. Ill be heading down whitetail hunting in the fall was just curious as to what caliber of bucks can be expected in this area or if anyone was familiar with hunting this area in general? I know there is...
  16. 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!
  17. Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I'm in Adams County in southern Ohio. From what I've seen, the deer are moving a lot in Ohio this year. My buddy shot a smaller 5 point this morning that I passed up and I've seen 4 deer in the past 3 days(2 bucks and 5 doe). Also I've had 5 friends who hunt other parts of Ohio take deer already...
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