Bringing hunters and Landowners Together
I grew up on a family farm in Monroe County, Ohio. Hunting and fishing was an important part of who I would become, they still are.
Many of my clients are dyed-in-the-wool, serious deer hunters. I'm more of a "fill the freezer" deer hunter.
I had a great 30-year career with the Ohio Division of Wildlife in the land management and wildlife research section. In the last 14 years of that career I was in charge of 21 field personnel and 6 office staff. As a group, we managed the habitat on over 135,000 acres for public hunting.
I started HuntDeerInOhio in 2001 when Ohio deer hunting leases started to take off. Hard to believe I've been in business for 20 years!
My business has evolved a bunch over the years, but the biggest change has been about picking up new properties.
In the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to pick up new properties, but they still trickle in once in a while.
However, I have a good number of properties currently under contract and while most get renewed, a handful usually get dropped. I'm a one man operation so I don't keep any kind of call-back list when properties open up. I do try to promptly answer all of my calls, emails and texts. So drop me an email, shoot me a text and watch the website, who knows when something might pop open.
This is the buck I am after this year. But I haven't seen much rut activity this year and almost all of the buck photos I have are nocturnal.
This fall has been one of the best for crappie fishing. So far a couple friends and I have boated about 250.
I decided to squirrel hunt with my .22 Ruger Mark II pistol in 2021. Mostly because I didn't want to kill as many as I had in 2020. The pistol makes it more of a challenge, right? But this pistol is a tack driver if you can hold it steady. I've been hunting squirrels with a variety of .22's for over 55 years, I think I figured out how to hold this one steady.