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#2851314 - 06/14/12 04:32 PM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: solocam_5]

Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 41931
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

All of Ohio is not golden. I have hunted up there several times. One time, on a private farm 45-miles east of Columbus, I saw some quality deer. Where I hunted north of Cinti., was no better than what I saw here.

Your decision should be based on what is there. Ask around up there. See what those areas produce. Then decide.

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

#2851826 - 06/15/12 01:31 PM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: bowriter]
10 Point

Registered: 05/15/09
Posts: 3787
Loc: Northern Middle Tn.

I have permission on a 150 acre tract of private land South of Zanesville, in Muskingham county. I've had this permission for 9 years now, and have YET to hunt it. I went up there the year I received permission around the first of September to scout a couple of days. Let me tell you, there is definitely a very good number of bucks with quality bone in that area. I rode around early and late both days I was there, and was amazed at how many 125"+ bucks that I saw. The ONLY reason that I have not hunted it is for a lack of time. I just can't/won't stop hunting Ky and Southern Illinois; and since my time away from home is limited, I can't hunt them all......yet! Hard work has got to pay off for me someday. Then I will have more time on my hands. To respond to your post, if you have the time and the resources......go for it! At least you will KNOW what you may be missing.
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#2851872 - 06/15/12 02:38 PM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: solocam_5]
8 Point

Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 1778
Loc: East Tennessee

I've hunted private land in the Coshocton, Gurnsey, Muskingum area for several years. I've yet to kill a "Big" buck but I'll generally see more deer in one week there than I see all season in Tennessee (including middle TN). I would't waste my time on the Conesville land during any of the firearms seasons. Unless you like 100's of people walking around in the woods. Not may ppl sit a wait on deer up there. They do alot of deer drives.

I would HIGHLY recommend the private land in that area. I've seen some whoppers, just haven't connected yet.

#2851906 - 06/15/12 04:21 PM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
Bow Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 16491
Loc: Murfreesboro Tn.

I will be hunting in Guernsey Co around holloween this year and the rut should be all over us I hope.
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#2852487 - 06/17/12 12:50 AM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: Bow Hunter]
16 Point

Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 12328
Loc: Mountians of East Tennessee

Two letters: OH.

I have hunted Ohio for several years. Cashocacotan (yea, I know I can't spell) is Huge Buck & high number of deer land. I also hunt Jackson & Sciota. Counties. This year I should get to hunt another 4100 acre farm. I love hunting TN, but OH is where fantasies can come true!

Go North my Brother, go North.
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#2852580 - 06/17/12 09:52 AM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: plinker22]

Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 81
Loc: Johnson city, TN

Thanks for all the info guys i believe were gona give it a try, we have hunted fort and lbl now for 9 years making 2 to 3 trip a year up there and i have yet to kill a big daddy, but i have had my oppurtunty just about every year but i just have horrible luck!
#2853298 - 06/18/12 11:06 AM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: solocam_5]
horn master
10 Point

Registered: 07/24/01
Posts: 3654
Loc: Winchester,TN

A buddy of mine killed a 186 in Muskingum co. He has hunted all over the place and told me I have to go there (Ohio). He has also killed a couple of 150's there. He was hunting with an outfitter not sure which one. He also said the body size of those bucks were huge!
#2853821 - 06/19/12 06:31 AM Re: Help i cant make my mind up! [Re: solocam_5]

Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 81
Loc: Johnson city, TN

One more question? If my private land dont pan out like its supposes to would you guys rather hunt fort campbell and lbl or some public ground there in central ohio?
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