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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters

Anyone hunt with this outfitter? Can you let me know your oppinion? How many guys in camp? Are you going back next year? I am thinking I may book with them at the beginning of the year if anybody is going from here it would be nice to hunt there with someone from PA.

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I hunted there this year during their opening week. I didn't shoot a buck but saw 15 different bucks during my five day hunt. Several shooters but they stayed out of range.

Bill leases many farms with 10-15 stands on each one. Wind determines which stands he sends the hunters to. Entry and exits are well marked with the stands easy to find. I found that many needed more trimming as some were very tight. I think the sheer volume of stands that he has affected that. No excuse, though. Some needed trimmed.

Lots of deer on his leases. He has a minimum of 125 as well and he mentioned raising it to 130 next year.

Accommodations were private rooms with a two single beds, a nightstand and a electric heater. Food, entertainment and shower/bathroom facilities were in the main lodge. Food was okay. Kitchen was stocked and you helped yourself to breakfast and lunch. Dinner was prepared nightly.

They did lack manpower for transporting hunters to and from the farms as some were a 30 minute drive and many times I took my own vehicle and followed either Bill or his son Neal, then drove myself home. At times, several vehicles would train each other with several stops to drop off hunters. It got confusing at times and I ran my vehicle a lot which I had not planned on.

Bill, Joan and Neal are good people. Would I go back? Yes. For the price, it was a good hunt. Success rates are not that high which is typical for archery hunts in Ohio anyways.

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Re: Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters

Forgot to add that during the first week of the season, the most he had in camp was 6 hunters. 1 out of six killed. Several nice bucks were passed.

Would like to go back next year but I think a Disney trip is in the works.

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Thank you DPMS
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DPMS, our wives must be related. Every time I walk in the door from an out of state hunt, I find myself in the House of the Mouse within 6 months. 5 out of state hunts for me, and 5 Disney trips because of it!

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There must be something about that. My good bow hunting buddy and I came back from Illinois...and now he HAS to go to Disney...Ouch!
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I just got back from Illinois. Disney is now booked for March. Is there a website for archery widows where they plan these things?
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Ha. Maybe instead of all of us trying to meet up at some deer camp, we should meet up in Downtown Disney while the women do their thing. That might be easier to arrange.

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Re: Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters

Wow, this is bizarre. I hunted with Southern Ohio Outfitters this past fall and my wife is planning Disney for next year as well!!!
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When It really comes down to it fellas, Disney is an easy option. Both of my hunting partners just got divorced and hunting was brought up in both cases. I'll go to Disney till I die if I can hunt and keep my family intact!

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