Ohio Hunting Photos & Stories

Every hunter likes to share stories about their experiences afield and many hunters like to hear these stories. The Photos & Stories section of BigGameHunt.net (BGH) allows hunters to share their hunting adventures in the form of stories and photos. Please feel free to browse, read, and contribute to this section of BGH.
2005 Triple Double Play
Retired2hunt

It was deer season (whitetail) again and this year, 2005, would be my best year personally – and the one with the most venison in the freezer.  Ohio’s bow season starts in September and goes through January while the primary gun season (shotgun/no rifle) starts the Monday after Thanksgiving and runs through the following Sunday.  Since then Ohio has added a second gun season – but I won’t waste your valuable reading time on detailing that.  I’m setting the scene here though.

My First Buck
Retired2hunt

The year 2000 was quickly approaching and everyone at the end of 1999 was worried about Y2K. Not me. I had just finished my Ohio Deer season at my Dad’s farm in Southeastern Ohio (Harrison County) and only harvested a nice size doe. Work had been keeping me from doing a lot of deer hunting over the years but with what deer hunting I did complete I only had a couple of doe's to my name. This was not acceptable to me. So my focus was not Y2K but rather what am I going to do differently October and November of 2000 during bow and gun season for Whitetail.

My Hunting Heritage
Retired2hunt

I’ve lived in Colorado now since April of 2007.  When the wife and I first moved here I only had six very short months to learn the draw system, determine a place to hunt, complete my Colorado hunter education certification, and set up time off from work. It was my work that brought us here to Colorado in the first place. I was an operations manager and had outstanding experience and expertise in fixing broken management and their operations.

My Son Nikolas and His 1st Deer
Retired2hunt

There are many things in life to be proud of but for a hunter there is nothing more absolute on the proud scale than the moment when your child harvests their first deer.  I would like to share with you my recollection of the events that led to this proud moment of mine.

Last Family Deer Hunt
ndemiter

It has been 5 (initially I thougt it was only 3, but I checked the date on my picture) years since I've hunted Ohio for Whitetails. I distinctly and fondly remember my last hunt there at the cabin with my family. My Uncle Dick, Cousin Chris, my second cousin and bloodbrother Kurt and myself. Just the memory of the exceptional season we had makes me feel closer to my kin. Even though times have been tough for all of us and work is more scarce, it brings me joy to think about the lightheartedness of the deer cabin.

The Hog Hunt of Love
ndemiter

Every hunt has a specific part of it that makes it truly unique from other hunts I've gone on over the years. This hunt brought together my four closest hunting buddies at a time in our lives when we were still excitable and irresponsible and remains one of my funnest memories of my teenage years.

Thunderstorm Thunderchicken
ndemiter

During college, living the fast life, I finished my finals early to catch some good spring turkey hunting and meant to pick up my uncle along the way. He came up with something important to do that evening when I passed through so he was going to drive down and meet me the next day. I arrived at his hunting cabin a little before nightfall, so I took my binos out to my favorite field to see if I could see some birds.

My First Deer
ndemiter

Most of us look back at our first big game kill fondly. It started a chain reaction of events that defined our lives and shaped our hopes and dreams giving us courage and helping us make new friends. Killing my first deer was exactly that for me. I started hunting at 12, as soon as legally possible. From my adult perspective, putting a shotgun in the hands of an unsupervised 12 year old is completely reckless, never would I consider allowing this to happen now, but they were different times.

Hunt Swap
ndemiter

Since there was some talk about adding a hunt swap feature to Big Game Hunt, I decided I would describe one of the hunt swaps I have done in the past.

It began with a question about whitetail hunting. Initially, I met another guy in a hunting forum who was torn up about the idea of hunting a whitetail. He, being from Oregon never had the opportunity to hunt them. I however, was interested in the idea of hunting something different, so we agreed to try to show each other around and help each other take our desired game species.

The Good Old Days of Hunting
ndemiter

Every one of us, from time to time, reminisce about the days when we were young, had no responsibility and perhaps, a stronger sense of family. Rabbit hunting was a tradition for us for many years, every Sunday afternoon during the season. The community I lived in had church service morning, afternoon and evening and most everyone attended all day. The young bucks would take the afternoon off from church and hunt rabbit and squirrel for the dinner the women would prepare for us at church as serving 2 meals per day for the whole church can get rather expensive.