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Slow First Day in Ohio

Old 12-01-2008, 03:38 PM
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Well today was the first day of Gun Season in Ohio. I live in Huron county, which is in North Central Ohio about 30 miles from the lake. As of noon today only one deer had been checked in here in our county. The deer just don't seem to be moving around here, how is deer movement in the rest of the state?
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:25 PM
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I stopped counting at 140 shots heard around my farm in Knox county.I saw one nice buck, a couple bucks that will probably look better come friday or sat and about 20 does.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:09 PM
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Heard a ton of shots and saw 1 buck a decent 8 point that they should have let walk ( we try to QDM our hunting land)
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:34 PM
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Well, I've been out 15 times since November 1, in the mornings and afternoons, and I've seen 5 doe and 1 buck while hunting. TALK ABOUT SOME BAD LUCK!!! today I saw 4 doe. the first 3 were in one group and the wind swirled and they caught my scent, the last one came sprinting through, probably got pushed. I'm becoming quite discouraged.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:38 PM
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Well I spent most of the day out in the blowing rain/snow....I saw a total of 0 deer. The neighbor killed a nice 8 point. I hear less than 10 shots fired and the neighbor fired 2 of those.

So yeah pretty slow here too.

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:39 PM
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I've hunted the N.W., central/east and southern portion of the state. In the past 4 years the numbers have dropped drasticly to the point that on a recent trip, my brother never saw a deer from his stand. Hunted in Gallia county yesterday, didn't see or hear one deer and this was a place were you couldn't enter without busting deer out of a few years ago.

The trip with my brother was in Coshocton. 4 years ago there were tracks on top of tracks, scrapes and rubs every where. This year there was very little sign of any kind. I don't know what's the reason for the decline. I think the future here in Ohio is dim. Untill the state allows the herd to reach a min. of 750,000 we'll never have a consistent herd. Other states smaller than ours have a good deal more and do just fine.

That's my take on it.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:31 PM
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I'm in southern Ohio and during drives today I seen more sign than you could imagine. Scrapes and rubs everywhere. I think there are plenty of deer. One of the guys we are hunting with stayed in a tree all day. Had two drives go through the woods he was in. He watched a yearling doe walk under him during one of the drives and had two of the drivers within 30 yards of her. Plenty of deer around here they are just smart or brave enough to not take off running.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:59 PM
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Sorry James...


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Old 12-01-2008, 08:01 PM
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That really sucks AH, keep at it!
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:45 PM
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Sorry James...


I'm really happy for yall Caleb Congrats!!
Rory i ended up not being able to hunt this week due to lack of funds. I got an unexpected medical bill in the mail last week that had to be paid so i'm broke. I got some money for my birthday and a friend of mine has gotten a farm to hunt on for the extended gun weekend december 20th and 21st. If i get some more money i might be able to hunt a little this week but i highly doubt it.
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