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WHERE are all the deer on Ohio?!
(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?!
I guess you don’t have buckeyes
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.
And the truth is you might drive that same road in the evening and see too many dozens to count.
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.
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
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..................
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.
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.
Photo taken from my dining area a couple days ago.....
This is not my picture....no idea where it originated. Moderator please delete.
Top buck is a prime candidate.
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.
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.
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
Let's all head to Kevin's this fall...8^)))
Nut,, Are you looking for a place for >>>>>------> "US" <------<<<<< to hunt??
Great pics Kevin! Well, I found the deer tonight.............
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! ;-)
We drove around the outskirts of Glen Helen Natural Area and saw multiple does with one and 2 fawns.
I’m gonna organize a Greene County Ohio deer hunt next year if anybody is interested! ;-)
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.
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)
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….;^)
I live about 2 solid hours above the speed limit from Yellow Springs.
Hopefully on our farm in Adam’s/brown county boarder.
$76 for a Non-resident doe tag?! It’s only $26 in Pa...........
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.
Yeah, base license cost and then $76 for doe tag
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!
Some states have reciprocal license pricing, Maryland for example
No way, Rut Nut! I’m not paying that much to hunt whitetails in PA! ;-)
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???