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WHERE are all the deer on Ohio?!
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Contributors to this thread:
Rut Nut 10-Jul-21
Bou'bound 10-Jul-21
SIP 10-Jul-21
Rickm 10-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 10-Jul-21
Pat Lefemine 10-Jul-21
thedude 10-Jul-21
Rut Nut 10-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 10-Jul-21
Old Reb 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
WV Mountaineer 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
Pat Lefemine 11-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 11-Jul-21
StickFlicker 11-Jul-21
StickFlicker 11-Jul-21
StickFlicker 11-Jul-21
Zbone 12-Jul-21
Teeton 12-Jul-21
Rut Nut 13-Jul-21
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Kevin Dill 13-Jul-21
Rut Nut 13-Jul-21
SIP 13-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 13-Jul-21
Tobpitbull 13-Jul-21
Rut Nut 13-Jul-21
Tobpitbull 13-Jul-21
SIP 13-Jul-21
Rut Nut 14-Jul-21
SIP 14-Jul-21
t-roy 14-Jul-21
grizzley21 14-Jul-21
From: Rut Nut
10-Jul-21
(It should be IN Ohio! ;-)

I drove into Ohio this morning just as it was getting light around 6am thru Youngstown, around Akron, towards Columbus and into Springfield. I was taking my time and scanning the fields as I drove. I focused on the wood lines but did not see a deer until I got a couple miles from Springfield(saw 2 total) Absolutely shocking as I was driving from roughly 6am-10am and did not even see a roadkill! Is the deer population that much lower than Pa?!

From: Bou'bound
10-Jul-21
I guess you don’t have buckeyes

From: SIP
10-Jul-21
In Pat’s foodplots

From: Rickm
10-Jul-21
In the woods. Crops aren't mature enough yet. I just started seeing deer in the soybeans this week.

Funny thing every year we drive out west I never see deer in IL. IA, KS, nb.

From: Kevin Dill
10-Jul-21
And the truth is you might drive that same road in the evening and see too many dozens to count.

From: Pat Lefemine
10-Jul-21
I counted 40 deer in my big bean field and 21 in my small one night before I left Ohio last week.

Tons of deer out.

From: thedude
10-Jul-21
That area got hammered with ehd/cwd whatever it's called. I found a half dozen dead by creeks and overheard guys saying there were no bucks on private land cameras.

I was able to get 2 deer in that general area,but several counties in that area are one deer limits if that says anything

From: Rut Nut
10-Jul-21
Yeah, as I was driving I thought about the morning vs evening thing and I guess it could be a combination of different factors hitting just right this morning on that particular route..................

From: Kevin Dill
10-Jul-21
The county road I drive is 4 miles long. Sometimes I see 20 deer and sometime none. My wife might see a dozen and ten minutes later I don't see even one.

From: Old Reb
11-Jul-21
Seeing lots of does and fawns in my part of Huron Co. Been seeing one doe with triplets. A few mornings ago there was a buck and a doe feeding in the soybeans across the road from our house. Also have seen a few small bucks else where feeding in the beans.

From: Kevin Dill
11-Jul-21

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Photo taken from my dining area a couple days ago.....

11-Jul-21
Awesome pic Kevin

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11-Jul-21

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More....

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11-Jul-21

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11-Jul-21

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11-Jul-21

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This is not my picture....no idea where it originated. Moderator please delete.

From: Kevin Dill
11-Jul-21

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Top buck is a prime candidate.

From: Pat Lefemine
11-Jul-21
Kevin, is that a wheat field? (Ps: glad I’m not the only one fighting marestail)

Good start. I’m just getting buck pics now.

From: Kevin Dill
11-Jul-21
Pat, it's nothing more than a hayfield behind my home. I don't plot and it seldom sees fertilizer these days. The deer find a huge and varied amount of forage in there all year around.

From: StickFlicker
11-Jul-21
You're lucky your state has deer to look for. It's pretty easy to keep track of the 4-5 deer that live in our state! Ha

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11-Jul-21

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11-Jul-21

From: Zbone
12-Jul-21
Let's all head to Kevin's this fall...8^)))

From: Teeton
12-Jul-21
Nut,, Are you looking for a place for >>>>>------> "US" <------<<<<< to hunt??

From: Rut Nut
13-Jul-21

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Great pics Kevin! Well, I found the deer tonight.............

From: Rut Nut
13-Jul-21

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Ed- yes! I found it..............Yellow Springs Ohio! We drove around for 20 min and in the evening and saw at least 7 different groups of deer. We walked to the brew pub around 8:30 and saw a small buck and 2 doe crossing the Main Street running right thru town. My Aunt’s sister lives a few blocks from there and she says they walk down the middle of her street in the mid day. She said we could sit on her porch and fill our tags! ;-)

From: Rut Nut
13-Jul-21

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13-Jul-21

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We drove around the outskirts of Glen Helen Natural Area and saw multiple does with one and 2 fawns.

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13-Jul-21

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13-Jul-21

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13-Jul-21

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I’m gonna organize a Greene County Ohio deer hunt next year if anybody is interested! ;-)

From: Kevin Dill
13-Jul-21
Those deer in Yellow Springs think they live in Yellowstone Park. It's amazing how deer in this state have adapted to small towns and suburbs. The living there is actually easier for them vs surviving in more rural (hunted) areas. I live in Jackson county and have seen deer in every part of town (Jackson, pop. 6k+) except on Main Street.

From: Rut Nut
13-Jul-21
Yep- they come out ofGlen Hellen and walk right into town. My Uncle said they did a FLIR survey recently and there are 300+ deer living in that approximately 300 acre “sanctuary.”

How far are you from Yellow Springs Kevin?

BTW- just saw my first deer of the day at noon just south of Salem along I-71..........(In a field)

From: SIP
13-Jul-21
Perry….at $76 a pop ur prob not gonna be gettin quite as many guys to pony up for doe tags as u do for the 5C hunt in PA….;^)

From: Kevin Dill
13-Jul-21
I live about 2 solid hours above the speed limit from Yellow Springs.

13-Jul-21
Hopefully on our farm in Adam’s/brown county boarder.

From: Rut Nut
13-Jul-21
$76 for a Non-resident doe tag?! It’s only $26 in Pa...........

13-Jul-21
No rut nut, your non resident hunting license is 181.00 alone and then it goes from there.

I’m fortunate, my father owns a farm, siblings hunt for free.

From: SIP
13-Jul-21
Yeah, base license cost and then $76 for doe tag

From: Rut Nut
14-Jul-21
DANG! I’ll probably still pay it, but won’t like it! ;-)

They should make a rule that if you are hunting out of state, your non-resident fees would be the same as what your state charges non-residents!

From: SIP
14-Jul-21
Some states have reciprocal license pricing, Maryland for example

From: t-roy
14-Jul-21
No way, Rut Nut! I’m not paying that much to hunt whitetails in PA! ;-)

From: grizzley21
14-Jul-21
they should make a rule that if you are hinting out of state, your NR fees would be the same your state charges NR,,,,,, are you from Iowa???

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