Best public hunting land in Ohio for deer?

by John Eaglesmith

Which public hunting land in Ohio offers the highest likelihood for success? Any tips on the preferred methods or strategies to use for best results? Also, your preferred tools: rifle, shotgun, crossbow, archery? This will be my first deer hunt. Thanks!

I would have to say wayne national forest is the best place to start for a variety of reasons: there is a huge amount of land in which to hunt, the possibility of running into feral hogs could ruin your deer hunt but provide you the chance to literally bring home the bacon. I have yet to go there but I’m making plans to do that one day. Use a bow or crossbow, it’s more difficult but definitely more rewarding when success comes your way. Purchasing a crossbow is easier on your wallet than shelling out 600-$1000 for a compound bow though.

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