Re: Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters
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.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!