Hello Ohio Deer Hunters,
I'm from East TN and I'm looking to make a trip this summer to Ohio. I'm really frustrated with deer hunting in TN and especially with TN's DNR efforts. From my location (20 min. outside of Knoxville), it would be about the same drive to SE Ohio as it is to West TN(West TN holds larger deer populations than does the East). My trip will be focused in the SE part of Ohio because of the drive and after doing some research, the higher deer kills seem to be concentrated there.
I will be randomly knocking on doors trying to obtain permission to hunt land.
My questions are: (Please answer as many as possible)
1)What should I expect as a reaction from most people? I know every person is different. I also know that I have a southern accent and I haven't traveled north of the Mason Dixon Line except once.
2)Do I stand a good chance of getting anyone to let me hunt?
3)Any considerations that I should keep in mind?
4)I'm coming to Ohio to hunt big bucks. What counties in the SE or Eastern Central part of the state are known for holding big bucks?
5)Where would you begin
6)Any other suggestions welcome, except "don't come" HA HA HA
Frustrated TN Hunter