Ohio offers some of the best public hunting areas in the country. Most of the southeast counties are located inside Wayne National Forest. Wayne has numerous public hunting areas in about 7 counties that people do not know about. Google Wayne National Forest and get some info on it. There are also about 25 State Parks all around Ohio that have public hunting grounds located all over the state. Come on over and get you one of those Buckeye Big Bucks!! For someone hunting from another state, public land is probably your best option. There are plenty of people with awesome deer habitat that either won't let you hunt it or will charge you an arm and a leg to hunt it. Check out Ohiomonsterbucks.com and check out one of our Central Ohio deer preserves. It will cost you about $20,000.00 but you can get you a 220 if you want one!!!!
I used this service a few years ago, and was very pleased. As to looking for a lease, Illinois has a ton of public land for hunting, and not as much hunter preasure as 1 would think. I have taken 2 nice deer this year so far hunting public ground, and have not even started hunting my own ground yet. I am in the process of getting it ready to flood for waterfowl season. I should have my pumps running tonight
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...