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    The Best Wildlife Area In Ohio

    What are the best wildlife areas in ohio for deer?



    Ales Run Wildlife Area
    Auburn Marsh Wildlife Area
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    Beach City Wildlife Area
    Beaver Creek Wildlife Area
    Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
    Big Island Wildlife Area
    Bott Wildlife Area
    Brush Creek Wildlife Area
    Buckeye Furnace Mining Company
    Caesar Creek Lake Wildlife Area
    Camp Belden Wildlife Area
    Cascade Wildlife Area
    Conant Wildlife Area
    Conneaut Wildlife Area
    Consol Energy Powhatan Point Wildlife
    Agreement Area
    Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area
    Crown City Wildlife Area
    Darke Wildlife Area
    Deer Creek Wildlife Area
    Delaware Wildlife Area
    Dillon Wildlife Area
    Dorset Wildlife Area
    East Fork Wildlife Area
    Egypt Valley Wildlife Area
    Fallsville Wildlife Area
    Fallsville South Wildlife Area
    Fish Creek Wildlife Area
    Fox Lake Wildlife Area
    Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area
    Grand River Wildlife Area
    Hambden Orchard Wildlife Area
    Highlandtown Wildlife Area
    Indian Creek Wildlife Area
    Ironton Forest Wildlife Area
    Jockey Hollow Wildlife Area
    Keen Wildlife Area
    Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area
    Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area
    Kokosing Lake Wildlife Area
    LaDue Public Hunting Area
    Lake La Su An Wildlife Area
    Lake Park Wildlife Area
    Leesville Lake Wildlife Area
    Liberty Wildlife Area
    Little Portage Wildlife Area
    Lower Killbuck Creek Wildlife Area
    Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
    Mallard Club Wildlife Area
    Mercer Wildlife Area
    Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
    Milan Wildlife Area Mohican River Wildlife Area
    Mohler Wildlife Area
    Monroe Lake Wildlife Area
    Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area
    New Lyme Wildlife Area
    Oldaker Wildlife Area
    Orwell Wildlife Area
    Oxbow Lake Wildlife Area
    Paint Creek Lake Wildlife Area
    Parkersburg Wildlife Area
    Pater Wildlife Area
    Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
    Pipe Creek Wildlife Area
    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Area
    Poston Plant Lands Public Hunting Area
    Powelson Wildlife Area
    Raccoon Ecological Management Area (REMA)
    Resthaven Wildlife Area
    Ross Lake Wildlife Area
    Rush Run Wildlife Area
    Salt Fork Wildlife Area
    Shawnee State Forest
    Shenango Wildlife Area
    Shreve Lake Wildlife Area
    Silver Creek Wildlife Area
    Spencer Wildlife Area
    Spring Valley Wildlife Area
    Sugar Creek & Knobby’s Prairie
    Sunday Creek Wildlife Area
    Superior Wildlife Area
    Tiffin River Wildlife Area
    Toussaint Wildlife Area
    Tranquility Wildlife Area
    Tri-Valley Wildlife Area
    Trimble Wildlife Area
    Tycoon Lake Wildlife Area
    Valley Run Wildlife Area
    Van Tassel & Missionary Island
    Warren Wildlife Area
    Waterloo Wildlife Area
    Wellington Wildlife Area
    Wellston Wildlife Area
    West Branch State Park Wildlife Area
    Wildcat Hollow Primitive Weapons
    Hunting Area
    Willard Marsh Wildlife Area
    Willow Point Wildlife Area
    Wolf Creek Wildlife Area
    Woodbury Wildlife Area
    Woodland Trails Wildlife Area
    Wyandot Wildlife Area
    Zepernick Wildlife Area

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    Missed one...Maumee State Forest

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    Wow, someones done a little homework!

    The only places I've actually hunted in Ohio are the Auburn Marsh Wildlife Area and LaDue Resevoir Wildlife area. Apparently some pretty good bucks have been taken from both, but I wasn't one of the lucky hunters. It seems to me that both of these areas see pretty heavy hunting pressure.

    I'll be keeping an eye on this...
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    there are no short cuts to finding good places to hunt deer!
    your just going to have to visit all of them.

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    indian creek and caesar creek are great areas. especially early season

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    all of the above, cant go wrong in Ohio
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    I KNOW IT'S NOT ON MY LIST BUT HAS ANYONE HUNTED
    Mohican-Memorial State Forest
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    It sure isn't Dillion---I have been hunting there since 1970 and it is getting hunted to death. Very seldom see a big boy anymore. Saw a bunch of big ones in the 1980-2000 period but that is history. Hunters everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LookMa-NoHands! View Post
    Missed one...Maumee State Forest
    Maumee is the location a client of the company I work for and everyone of our technicians LOVE it. I am going there this spring for a weekend. Our client is nestled right in the thick of the beautiful outdoors and is beautiful resort. mmm can't wait!


    Mohican also has a client of ours and is on my "to go to" list. I will try to post pics at some point if I can get them from the guys.
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    Tag for Mosquito Creek

    I drew a managed muzzleloader hunt tag for Mosquito Creek on January 16. As a non resident, a license is going to cost me $125 for one day. Is it worth it? Do any of you know much about this area of Ohio?

    Any information appreciated. I don't want to hijack this thread, so feel free to PM me.
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    I've hunted cooper hollow, and my best bud hunts it religiously and it is a very good public land area that doesn't seem to have massive amount of bowhunting pressure. It does have a lot of gun hunting pressure. Good luck, Jason.

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    what about Wayne National?
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    Caesar Creek Lake Wildlife Area

    Caesar Creek Lake Wildlife Area, havent done alot of hunting in the area but my inlaws have land not far from there and it is great hunting.
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    Get some maps (online) and pick some areas that are harder to get to and border private property with nearby foodsources. Try and get between them and the bedding area. You will still probably have to share the area with other hunters, but it will be far less. Weekdays are better. Thursday or friday are farther from the previous weekend when everything was stirred up more (same principle for fishing).
    More directly to where to hunt, look into the north side of saltfork (not safe for gun season), and the northwest area of woodbury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VA2 View Post
    I KNOW IT'S NOT ON MY LIST BUT HAS ANYONE HUNTED
    Mohican-Memorial State Forest
    yes ,over the years i have taken about 30 deer out of there.... the memorial part is a no hunting zone.the rest of the forrest is wide open.
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    Ohio

    I hunted Tri Valley for the first time on Orange day and was dumbfounded at the amount of driving, pushing, or whatever you want to call it. Seems as if I was the only one there who hunted sitting down. 17,000 acres and I saw 4 deer in 3 days. All were running at warp speed....I dont shoot at running deer.

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    you missed ohio power rec lands..tons of camp sites ,50-60 lakes ,lots of deer,rabbits,squirril.....all free..............
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    A question for any of those who have hunted much of Ohio...

    Where is all of the hunting pressure most heavily concentrated?

    On one hand, I would think the influx of Michigan hunters would fill up the northwestern portion of the state because it's closest to home... but on the other hand, I wonder if 99% drive right through northwest Ohio without even slowing down since southeast Ohio seems to be the target destination for most of the people I talk to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Beaver View Post
    A question for any of those who have hunted much of Ohio...

    Where is all of the hunting pressure most heavily concentrated?

    On one hand, I would think the influx of Michigan hunters would fill up the northwestern portion of the state because it's closest to home... but on the other hand, I wonder if 99% drive right through northwest Ohio without even slowing down since southeast Ohio seems to be the target destination for most of the people I talk to...
    We hunted the Wayne Forest in Lawerence County the second week of Nov. In a area called Gum Stump. And pretty much had the whole area to ourselves.
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    Everyone of those places listed have booners around every other tree and the success rate is about 90%. Come get 'em boys!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul S. View Post
    Everyone of those places listed have booners around every other tree and the success rate is about 90%. Come get 'em boys!!
    Dont know about all that. But we did bring home a good 10 and 9 point from the Wayne Forest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul S. View Post
    Everyone of those places listed have booners around every other tree and the success rate is about 90%. Come get 'em boys!!
    easy their paul s dont let the cat out of the bag, thats supposed to be a secret!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmast View Post
    easy their paul s dont let the cat out of the bag, thats supposed to be a secret!
    Ohio hasn't been a secret for a long time. Every time you get online or turn on a hunting channel, someone saysing how good the hunting is here. Oh well.
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