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.